The Bookman, August 1919 - Vol. XLIX, No. 6.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1919. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. Eccentricaly paginated. x+ [126pp] + xxviii ads & index. A single issue of this monthly magazine directed to the book trade and book collector. This issue includes a 4-page article by Hereward Carrington entitled: 'What is the Best "Psychical" Literature?.' Carrington, an acquaintance of Aleister Crowley's - notes in his essay that "the ten volumes of [Crowley's] 'The Equinox' ... contain a veritable mine of occult lore and real knowledge." Tantalisingly, he refers to an abortive, and otherwise unknown, plan to republish them in the USA "these books are about to be republished in this country." Much also on spiritualism, psychical research, as well as mentions of Waite, Eliphas Levi, etc. 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 worn and creased at edges, edges chipped and with a few small closed tears, staples a bit rusty with adjacent offset to inner margins, pages browned by unmarked. Custom cut mylar cover. Overall a tight, clean VG copy. Unusual. Item #67152