The Stratagem and Other Stories. Aleister CROWLEY.
The Stratagem and Other Stories.
The Stratagem and Other Stories.

The Stratagem and Other Stories.

London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Small Octavo. 140pp. Original gold & black imitation-snake skin patterned boards with black cloth spine with white paper title label. Three novellas by Crowley: "The Stratagem," "His Secret Sin," and "The Testament of Magdalen Blair". "The Testament of Magdalen Blair " paints a particularly nasty picture of what happens to human beings after they die, which is indeed so nasty that it has been described in the Penguin Encyclopaedia of Horror & Supernatural as "one of the most horrible stories ever written." Cloth a little rubbed etc., paper spine-label 99.5% intact (one pin-head sized moth nip to the edge of the label and cloth the spine), slightly leaned. A little shadowing to the endpapers, bright clean, VG+ in VG+ FACSIMILE dust jacket The facsimile dust jacket has obviously been reproduced from a slightly darkened and rubbed original and is very convincing, we didn't actually realise it was a facsimile until we took it off the book to put it in a mylar sleeve and saw its bright verso and felt the slightly thinner paper). Item #69557

Price: $150.00

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