Temperance. A Tract for the Times. Aleister CROWLEY.

Temperance. A Tract for the Times.

NP [ England ]: NP, ND [ 1971 ]. Reprint. Softcover. Large octavo. 18pp. Grey stapled wrappers with white lettering to upper cover. "Temperance" was first published in 1939 and is a collection of five poems each with individual dedication: including one for Deidre McAlpine (mother of Aleister Ataturk), one for Augustus John and one for Frieda Harris. It has been eloquently described by Timothy d'Arch Smith as "a collection of drinking-songs dedicated to the teetotal Lady Astor." This undated facsimile edition was published anonymously in England in 1971. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discrete 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. Very light rubbing to covers, corners lightly bumped and creased - else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #69119

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