Unpath'd Waters [ Review Copy ]. Frank HARRIS.

Unpath'd Waters [ Review Copy ].

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 304pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering & blind borders on upper board, gilt rules and lettering to spine. This copy with the publisher's blind seal "Review Copy" on upper edge of title page. A collection of nine short stories by Frank Harris (1856-1931) - a prolific British writer, journalist, publisher and general scoundrel. Harris had a long and rather leech-like relationship with Aleister Crowley, with each seemingly trying to benefit from their relationship with the other. He also shared Crowley's great interest in sex: Harris' erotic autobiography "My Life and Loves" causing great scandal - and predictably being banned - at the time of its publication. The stories in this collection all have a somewhat spiritual/metaphysical theme, one: "The Magic Glasses", a fictional exploration of perception and subjectivity, was earlier selected by Crowley for publication in Vol. I, No. I of "The Equinox" (1909). Another story, "The Irony of Chance", is a science fiction-like piece dealing with psychokinesis, while others are more conventional parables, several of which display an unsavoury element of anti-Semitism. This is a "Review copy" of the first edition of this title by Harris. Boards a little rubbed with a few faint marks to cloth, light bumps to edges, spine ends bruised and chafed with several tiny chips at upper spine, corners lightly bumped, endpapers unevenly browned, pages toned, text clean and unmarked. Overall a tight and clean VG+ copy. Item #63636

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