The Way it Was With Me. The definitive autobiography of Isherwood's 'Mr. Norris'. Gerald HAMILTON, James Pope-Hennessy, Martin P. Starr related material Aleister Crowley.

The Way it Was With Me. The definitive autobiography of Isherwood's 'Mr. Norris'.

London: Leslie Frewin, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 145pp. Original green cloth with gilt titling to spine, coloured endpages, b&w frontisportrait, index. A memoir by Gerald Hamilton, author, columnists and traveller, who served as the model for "Mr. Norris" in Christopher Isherwood's "Mr. Norris Changes Trains." Hamilton knew Aleister Crowley in Germany during the inter-war years, and although he was then unaware of it, "the Beast" was then working as a casual informant for the British Government, and submitted a report on his activities (Hamilton was gay, an Irish Nationalist, a left-winger, and anti-war, none of which endeared him to the authorities). The book includes a few interesting pages by Hamilton on his relationship with, and betrayal by Crowley. This book from the library of Aleister Crowley scholar Martin P. Starr - author of "The Unknown God", editor of Crowley texts, and co-founder of the Teitan Press - with a personalised "post it note" with his printed name on it inserted for use as a book mark. Cloth very slightly faded at all edges, corners and spine ends very lightly bruised and rubbed, pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked but for a very few spots of browning - overall a tight, VG+ copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket a bit shelf worn, lightly chafed at extremeties, clipped. Now in mylar cover). Item #68151
ISBN: 0090965604