Item #70149 The Mother's Tragedy. Aleister CROWLEY.
The Mother's Tragedy.

The Mother's Tragedy.

Boleskine: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1907. New edition. Hardcover. Octavo xii + 112pp . Original royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt on upper board. Crowley wrote of that the love lyrics in this collection: "treat love not as an object in itself, but on the contrary, as a dragon ready to devour and one less than St. George.' Poems include 'The Whore in Heaven,' 'The Lesbian Hell,' 'The Summit of the Amorous Mountain,' etc. He originally had the book privately published in an edition of 500 copies in 1901, and it seems highly likely that only a small number of copies of that edition were bound up, and that the rest of the sheets were used as the basis for this 'new edition' which Crowley released under his S.P.R.T. - Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth - imprint (the name being a none-too-subtle jest at the expense of the the well known Christian publishing house the S.P.C.K. - Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge). Spine a little darkened (as almost always with this volume), a hint of rubbing to the boards, heavy bump to bottom corner, touch of shadowing to the endpapers, pages evenly tanned. Faint smell of incense. Still a solid, clean, VG+ copy (issued without dust jacket). Item #70149

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