The A.'. A.'.; Black Lodge Booklets: No. 9. Aleister CROWLEY.

The A.'. A.'.; Black Lodge Booklets: No. 9

NP [ Thame, England ]: Black Lodge Publishing [ Mandrake Press ], 1991. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo. Not paginated [ 14pp ]. Laminated grey stapled wrappers, cover illustration in brown, lettering in black, printed on grey paper. This is the first issue of this booklet, with laminated wrappers: the more common later issues were produced with plain buff wrappers, the publisher having discovered the laminating process to be a dreadful chore. A collection of critical and snide comments on various purported members of the A.' A.', supposedly written by Aleister Crowley. It has the following note at the end: "The above excerpts and fragments were copied by Cosmo Trelawny from a mass of papers and typescripts left in his rooms by Macgregor Reid. The originals were then sold to a bookseller, and lost when his shop was bombed during the war." The typescripts from which this edition were printed are in the Yorke collection. Some have questioned whether they are actually Crowley's work. If not they are certainly clever forgeries, as they do read as if he had written them. Appears "as new" thus in about Fine condition. Item #68239

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