AHA! Aleister. With CROWLEY, Israel Regardie - INSCRIBED AND.
AHA!

AHA!

Dallas, TX: Sangreal Foundation, Inc., 1969. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 78pp. Green cloth with silver title, etc. to spine. This is the first separate edition of Crowley's epic mystical poem, with an extensive thirty page Commentary by Israel Regardie. This copy INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Israel Regardie to Meeka Aldritch on the front blank: "For Meeka in token of my esteem, Francis" ("Francis" being Regardie's original first name, and the name by which friends knew him.) Meeka Aldritch (1903-1996) was an actress and Agape Lodge member who was for a time the mistress of author and magician Louis T. Culling (1894-1973) a former member of C. F. Russell's Choronzon Club / G.B.G. who had signed up with the A.'. A.'. and the O.T.O. in 1937. More recently 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. Just the faintest signsof shelf wear, light foxing to page edges, pages lightly toned but unmarked - overall a clean VG+ copy. (no dust jacket - none issued with this 1969 edition). Item #68295

Price: $220.00