Songs of the Spirit; First Impressions. Series of Rare Works by Aleister Crowley. Aleister CROWLEY, Anthony Naylor - signed.

Songs of the Spirit; First Impressions. Series of Rare Works by Aleister Crowley

Great Britain: First Impressions, 1992. First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. Small format (6.75 x 3.75 inches) x + 110pp. Beige printed glossy card wrappers reproducing a drawing by Austin Osman Spare. This copy signed by publisher Naylor on the title page. A facsimile reprint of the 1898 first edition on this title - no. 5 of a "Series of Rare Works by Aleister Crowley". Writing of 'Songs of the Spirit' in his "Confessions", Crowley observed: "The 'wish-phantasm' of the book is principally that of a wise and holy man living in a lonely tower, master of the secrets of nature..In practice, I was living for pleasure." From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well-known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. The label can easily be removed without affecting the page, although it would be a shame not to preserve this record of the book's provenance. Just the faintest of shelf rubbing - else a tight clean near Fine copy. Item #64835

Price: $65.00