The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. An Autohagiography. Aleister CROWLEY, John Symonds, Kenneth Grant.

The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. An Autohagiography.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large octavo. 960pp. Original quarter black cloth with grey papered boards, gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations. Crowley had originally intended that his "Confessions" would be published in six volumes, but only two of these had been published before the Great Depression and various internal disputes led to the demise of the publishers. The project languished uncompleted throughout Crowley's lifetime, and it was not until 1969 that the Confessions were issued in a single volume abridged edition, edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. This is the first edition of that work. Still one of the major biographical sources on Crowley, and essential to an understanding of his life and magick. General medium shelf-wear, light bruising to head and tail of spine, and bump to front top corner causing a little creasing to the extreme top corner of the first hundred pages. There is a heavy bump to the rear top corner causing creasing to the dust jacket and board, and a diagonal crease to the top corner of the final 150 pages. A matchbox sized talisman of an inverted pentagram within two circles printed on what looks to be vellum glued to the rear pastedown. Obviously the bump to the rear board is quite significant, otherwise it is a still a solid, clean near-VG copy in VG dust jacket (the dust jacket has one small tape repair to the reverse and is lightly rubbed, and with some creasing and a few small tears to the edges. Price clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #66461
ISBN: 22461334