Aleister Crowley ... The Last Ritual. Read From His Own Works, According To His Wish, on December 5th, 1947, at Brighton. Aleister CROWLEY, Compiled and with, Frieda Lady Harris, Compiled.
Aleister Crowley ... The Last Ritual. Read From His Own Works, According To His Wish, on December 5th, 1947, at Brighton.

Aleister Crowley ... The Last Ritual. Read From His Own Works, According To His Wish, on December 5th, 1947, at Brighton.

NP [Brighton, England]: NP (Privately Printed), 1947. First edition. Softcover. Large octavo (10 x 7 ½") 12pp. Original pale blue-grey printed wrappers, with woodcut designs by Lady Frieda Harris. Black and white frontispiece plate of tarot-like design by Frieda Lady Harris tipped in. The Order of Service for Crowley's funeral, distributed to the small band of friends and well-wishers who gather prior to his cremation. It includes excerpts from his own works. This variant - with light blue/grey rather than pale green wrappers - is considered by some to be a proof issue. It is certainly somewhat scarcer than the green wrappered issue. 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. A hint of fading and a little light creasing at the edges. Still a VG+ copy. Item #68281

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