An Original Engraved Metal Printing Plate of an Augustus John portrait of Aleister Crowley which was used to print the frontispiece for his final book, Olla, An Anthology. Aleister - related material CROWLEY.

An Original Engraved Metal Printing Plate of an Augustus John portrait of Aleister Crowley which was used to print the frontispiece for his final book, Olla, An Anthology.

The plate is made of thin metal (steel?) 4 x 6 inches, mounted on a seven-eighths of an inch thick wooden block, that overlaps the metal by about an eighth of an inch on each edge. The plate was used to print the frontispiece of the last book by Crowley published during his lifetime, Olla, An Anthology. The image of Crowley is quite clear, and although not intended for the purpose the plate makes an interesting display piece. A couple of light scratches and marks to the surface, but over all VG condition. Item #63452

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