Item #70148 In Residence. The Don's Guide to Cambridge. Aleister CROWLEY.
In Residence. The Don's Guide to Cambridge.

In Residence. The Don's Guide to Cambridge.

Cambridge: Elijah Johnson, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Octavo, 94 pp. + 20pp. adverts. Original pale blue wrappers with darker blue title etc. to front wrapper. A collection of Crowley's early poetry, published in the same years as Crowley received "The Book of the Law." The poems are mostly reprinted from magazines like 'Granta,' 'Cambridge Magazine,' 'Cantab,' etc. though some were previously unpublished. It includes twenty pages of extremely interesting, humorous, and informative advertisements for works by Crowley at the rear, as well as the detachable entry form for a competition which Crowley held for the best essay to be written on his own works. This was of course the competition won by another "Cambridge man," J. F. C. Fuller (later Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller CB CBE DSO, 1878 – 1966) whose essay was, according to common lore, the only entry. This may well have been true, although contrary to another popular belief Fuller did in fact receive the promised hundred pound prize from Crowley. Wrappers somewhat faded and a little discolored with a few small chips and tears around the edges (almost inevitable as the soft paper wrappers overlap the text block). Slight separation starting at bottom of front wrapper and first few leaves. Still a clean, attactive VG copy of a fragile production. Item #70148

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