Item #70880 Carmen Saeculare. Aleister CROWLEY, St. E. A. of M. and S.

Carmen Saeculare.

NP: TITIS, ND (circa 2000ev?). Facsimile reprint. Softcover. Quarto. 30pp. Flexible clear plastic covers, secured with a black two part plastic back strip / spine, pale grey thin card title-sheet with black titling. A reprint most of which is reproduced in slightly reduced (?) facsimile from the 1901 first edition. "Carmen Saeculare" is book of Crowley's early poetry, comprising a Prologue. (The Exile), Carmen Saeculare, In the Hour Before Revolt and an Epilogue (To the American People on the Anniversary of their Independence.) In his 'Confessions' Crowley observed " Carmen Saeculare was actually the result of a more or less prophetic vision. Some of its forecasts have turned out wonderfully well, though the century is yet young; others await fulfilment --- but I do not propose to linger on merely to obtain so morbid a satisfaction!" 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. A bright clean copy with just a hint of shelf wear, thus a near Fine copy. Unusual. Item #70880

Price: $25.00