Akeldama: miejsce, gdzie grzebie sie obcych: poemat filozoficzny dzentelmena z Uniwersytetu w Cambridge. Aleister CROWLEY, Krzysztofa Azarewicza.

Akeldama: miejsce, gdzie grzebie sie obcych: poemat filozoficzny dzentelmena z Uniwersytetu w Cambridge.

Gdansk & London: LAShTAL Press, 2003. First Polish Edition - Limited. Softcover. Octavo. 44pp. Stiff green card wrappers with gilt titling to upper wrapper. Double sided sepia frontispiece. Text in POLISH. Edition limited to 210 numbered copies of which this is No. 44. The first Polish edition of what is thought to be Aleister Crowley's first published book, and also - by his own account - his "first published poem of any importance." In his "Confessions" he wrote "But in Aceldama, my first published poem of any importance, I attained, at a bound, the summit of my Parnassus. In a sense, I have never written anything better. It is absolutely characteristic. Its technical excellence is remarkable and it is the pure expression of my unconscious self. I had no corresponding mental concepts at the time. It enounces a philosophy which subsequent developments have not appreciably modified. I remember my own attitude to it. It seemed to me a wilfully extravagant eccentricity. I had no idea that it was the pure water of the Dircean spring." From the collection of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper, with his book-label lightly tipped in at the front (this could be easily removed, but it would be a shame to do so). A Fine copy in protective mylar sleeve. Item #61575

Price: $65.00