White Stains. Aleister. New CROWLEY, William Breeze., Fredrik Söderberg.

White Stains.

Stockholm: EDDA, 2011. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. xvi + 110pp. Black cloth with facsimile Crowley signature on upper board in white, and white printed title to spine, black endpapers, ribbon marker, colour illustrations. Edition limited to 418 hand-numbered copies. A recent limited edition reprint of Crowley's famous erotic/poetic classic. Much of the original 1898 edition is thought to have been destroyed by British Customs on account of the book's allusions to bestiality, necrophilia, sodomy, and kindred subjects, although no-one has been able to pinpoint exactly when this destruction took place. This edition includes a new six page Introduction by William Breeze (Hymenaeus Beta) and full colour reproductions of six watercolour paintings by artist and publisher Fredrik Söderberg. Unused copy. Fine condition in very lightly rubbed mylar covered dust jacket. Item #67535
ISBN: 9789197953429