An Original Small Engraved Metal Printing Plate With a Photographic Portrait of Aleister Crowley Wearing a Turban That Was Used to Print the Illustration on the First Publication of "Liber Oz" in Postcard Format. Aleister - related material CROWLEY.
An Original Small Engraved Metal Printing Plate With a Photographic Portrait of Aleister Crowley Wearing a Turban That Was Used to Print the Illustration on the First Publication of "Liber Oz" in Postcard Format.

An Original Small Engraved Metal Printing Plate With a Photographic Portrait of Aleister Crowley Wearing a Turban That Was Used to Print the Illustration on the First Publication of "Liber Oz" in Postcard Format.

(1942). The plate is made of thin metal (steel?) 3 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches, mounted on a 7/8 inch thick wooden block, that overlaps the metal by about an 1/8th of an inch on each edge. The portrait of Crowley is from the same series as that which was used as a frontispiece for "Eight Lectures on Yoga" although it is definitely a different photograph. This particular block was used to print the image on the first postcard edition of "Liber LXXVII" - commonly known as "Liber Oz" - which Crowley had printed by the Chiswick Press in February 1942. Depending on the angle at which it is held, the engraving on the plate varies from not-very-visible to reasonably clear. A couple of light scratches and marks to the surface, but over all VG condition. A interesting memento of an important Crowley publication. Item #67660

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