The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. D. H. S. NICHOLSON, A. H. E. Lee, Arthur Edward Waite Aleister Crowley, Walter Leslie Wilmhurst.
The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.

The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.

Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 644pp. Navy cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, blind rules, top edge gilt, ribbon marker. This edition printed on thin "India" or bible paper, and thus is more portable than copies printed on ordinary paper. A broad ranging anthology of English language mystical poetry, from Richard Rolle of Hampole to W. B. Yeats. One of the editors, Arthur Lee, was an associate of A. E. Waite (some of who's poetry is included) and both editors were apparently members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Includes three poems by Aleister Crowley: The Quest (pg.520), The Neophyte (pg.522) and The Rose and the Cross (pg.524). This is the true first edition which is actually quite uncommon - many of the "1917" editions which one sees listed are actually later printings. Cloth a little darkened and rubbed with some spot fading, all edges and extremities a bit chafed, corners and spine ends bumped, page edges darkened, owner's details on front pastedown, pages darkened at edges and margins, paper toned. Still overall a tight, unmarked Good copy (no dust jacket). Item #63431

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