John St. John. Aleister CROWLEY.

John St. John.

San Francisco, CA: [ OTO ] Stellar Visions, 1986. First Edition Thus. Large format softcover. Quarto (11 x 8.5 inches), 142pp. Flexible clear plastic front cover over printed paper cover sheet, dark blue plastic rear cover, secured together with a blue 2 part plastic back strip. Hand-colored endsheets. SIGNED on the title-page "Lotte Lieb Sr Iahan" - that is the name and magical name of the co-publisher of the book, Lotte Lieb, who at that time ran Stellar Visions with well-known OTO figure Ebony Anpu. "John St. John" (Liber DCCCLX) is Crowley's record of the magical retirement which he undertook between October 1st - 13th, 1908. Crowley originally published the text - which he described as "A model of what a magical record should be, so far as accurate analysis and fullness of description are concerned" - in "The Equinox" Vol. I: No. 1 (1909). This is the first separate US publication of the work: an undated edition was published in the UK in the 1980s by the Morton Press - it is not known if it predated or postdated the Stellar Visions printing. Obviously the print-run was small as copies are seldom seen. A little browning to extreme edges of covers, upper corner bumped and creased, but overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy. Item #66142

Price: $75.00

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