Item #67689 Leah Sublime. Aleister CROWLEY.

Leah Sublime.

Chicago / London: Lippschitz Productions, 1996. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Octavo. ii + 14pp. Plain cream wrappers printed in black, staple bound. Edition limited to 22 hand-numbered copies - this being copy number 2. A very limited edition reprint of Crowley's spectacularly filthy poem dedicated to Leah Hirsig. Crowley wrote of "Leah Sublime" in his diary for June 28, 1920: "Against all principles, and in breach of two promises, I have sat up all night in the snows, writing a poem to Leah. One long poem - an occasional publishable line thrown in when I weakened. 7.00 am: I think I'll collect all my filth in one poem and mark it Leah in plain figures. 10.00 am: I think I did." There were at least a dozen limited edition reprints of "Leah Sublime" in the last quarter of the 20th Century. Although simply produced this version is at least properly typeset, and ranks amongst the more elegant of the publications. 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. Fine condition. Item #67689

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