The King of the Shadow Realm. Aleister Crowley, his Life and Magic.
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1989. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large thick octavo. xii + 588pp. Original fine scarlet cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, illustrations, index. John Symond's penultimate revision of the biography of Crowley that started life earlier, as 'The Great Beast'. It includes a considerable amount of material not found in earlier editions. Although Symonds published one further revision of the work ("The Beast 666") cognoscenti generally regard "The King of the Shadow Realm" as the best edition. Very lightly bruised at corners and spine ends - else a tight, bright and unmarked near Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket lightly chafed, creased and chipped at spine edges front upper corner, not clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). A large and heavy book, may require additional shipping particularly to international addresses. Item #70447