The Beast. Daniel P. MANNIX, Aleister Crowley: related works.

The Beast.

New York: Ballantine, 1959. First Edition. Softcover. Pocket paperback. 140pp (+ 4pp. adverts). Illustrated covers. A Ballantine paperback original. A 'trash paperback' biography of Crowley, who, according to the cover: "Practiced Sex Magic and Worshiped Satan - Founded a religion Based on Drugs and Debauchery - Branded his wives and drove them insane." From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet 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. Covers a bit shelfworn, chafed at edges and spine ends, pages browned from age - as always, crease and ragged tears to lower edges of pages 38 and 39 (no loss of text). Overall, a tight, unmarked about VG copy. Item #65691

Price: $25.00