The Living Stones. Cornwall. Ithell COLQUHOUN.

The Living Stones. Cornwall.

London: Peter Owen Ltd, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 204pp. Original grey-blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Black and white photographs and line drawings by the author. A pen portrait of Cornwall, its people, countryside, mythology, and Celtic legend - includes short chapters "Crowley in Cornwall" and "Searcher-out of Witchcraft." By author, playwright, poet and painter Ithell Colquhoun (1906 - 1988). Colquhoun spent much of the latter part of her life in Cornwall, keeping a studio near Penzance from 1946 and residing there from 1957 until her death in 1988. A member of the British group of Surrealists, Colquhoun also had a profound interest in the occult, particularly the Golden Dawn, and was for a time a member of the Nu Isis Lodge of Kenneth Grant's Typhonian O.T.O. As an author she is best known for her biography of Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, 'Sword of Wisdom,' although she also published an esoterically themed novel, "The Goose of Hermogenes" and a travel book on Ireland. A hint of bruising to the corners, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket (the dust jacket has a few tiny chips and tears, and is a little rubbed at the edges, but is 99% intact. Now protected by removable mylar sleeve). Item #62494


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