Moonchild. Aleister CROWLEY, signed Don Webb.


Modesto, CA: Arcane Wisdom - Bloodletting Press, 2009 [ 2010 ]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 366pp. Half brown leatherette over illustrated paper boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and decorations. Printed endpapers, colour frontispiece and limitation page, b&w illustration. This is the deluxe "[half] leather bound edition" limited to "26 lettered copies" (there was also a standad edition of 300 copies bound in quarter faux-suede). This copy was obtained direct from the publisher by the previous owner and has "PC" (Publisher's Copy) in the limitation "bar" rather than the typical single letter. It is also SIGNED by Don Webb, who wrote the "Afterword" for this edition. A new edition of Crowley's famous second novel which tells the tale of a young woman caught up in a battle between two magicians, one of whom seeks to use her body as the vessel for the 'birth' in human form of a non-human entity: 'the Moonchild.' Webb, who wrote the Afterword, is said to be a High Priest of 'The Temple of Set' ( a group claimed as 'the world's largest Left Hand Path organization") and is the author of "Aleister Crowley. The Fire and the Force" and "Uncle Setnakt's Essential Guide to the Left Hand Path," and other works. 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. A tight, clean near Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #65091


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