The Great Beast. The Life of Aleister Crowley. John SYMONDS, Aleister Crowley.
The Great Beast. The Life of Aleister Crowley.

The Great Beast. The Life of Aleister Crowley.

London: Rider & Co., 1951. First edition - First Impression. Hardcover. Large octavo. 316pp. Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, frontis, illustrations, bibliography and index. The first edition of Symond's biography of Crowley, the book which introduced the children of the Fifties and Sixties to the Great Beast. Early printings like this include, as an appendix, Gerald Yorke's ground-breaking Bibliography of Crowley. Spine ends and corners lightly bruised and chafed, page edges darkened, top edge foxed, contemporary Atlantis Bookshop sticker on front pastedown, pages lightly toned, Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in Fair dust jacket. (Dust jacket ragged and chafed with much chipping to all edges and folds, a number of large closed tears and some old tape repair, - though it is mainly complete and not clipped). Item #60194

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