The Fatherland, Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary. Contributions written by Aleister Crowley 1915- 1917. George Sylvester. Aleister Crowley VIERECK.

The Fatherland, Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary. Contributions written by Aleister Crowley 1915- 1917.

NP: Nuit / Hadit 31/418/93 Publications MMV, 2005. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Quarto. (11.75 x 8.25 inches). Eccentrically paginated [ 60pp ], b&w illustrations. Clip bound coated thick white wrappers, printed in black on both covers, colour sigil on rear wrapper.. Edition limited to 50 copies, this being copy No. 21. This volume comprises a collection of pro-German essays written by Crowley and published in "The Fatherland" magazine during the First World War. It includes a lengthy quote from Crowley's "Confessions" in which he suggests that he was he was undermining the German propaganda effort from within by holding it up to ridicule "Everybody assumed that the irritating balderdash I wrote for The Fatherland must be the stark treason that the Germans were stupid enough to think it was." The essays, which were published between 1915 & 1917 are: "Honesty is the Best Policy"; "The International Advertisement" [an advertisement for "The International" magazine]; "England on the Brink of Revolution"; "A Great Poet's Indorsement of the Fatherland"; "The Future of the Submarine"; "Skeletons in the Cabinet"; " Behind the Front"; "Lifting the Mask from England"; "Delenda Est Britannia" and "England's Blind Spot" [actually from "Viereck's - The American Weekly" - the successor to "The Fatherland." A tight bright copy in near Fine condition. Scarce. Item #66631

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