The Uncommon Medium. Vivienne - SIGNED BROWNING, Aleister Crowley: related works.

The Uncommon Medium.

London: Skoob, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. viii + 182pp (ii adverts). Glossy illustrated dust jacket over card covers, b&w illustrations, index. This copy SIGNED by the author by way of a note "Sincerely, Vivienne Browning. May 1981" tipped onto the half-title page. The first edition of this biography of medium, herbalist and occasional con-man Vyvyan Deacon who had a short and unhappy association with Aleister Crowley's Australian disciple Frank Bennett, and was later befriended by Crowley himself when both were in London. The author was his daughter, and tends to wash over some of her father's more dubious escapades. 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. Cover edges lightly rubbed, otherwise a tight, clean near Fine copy. Item #66600
ISBN: 187143842X

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