Item #72220 The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley. Aleister - CROWLEY, etc.
The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley.
The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley.

The Star In the West. A Critical Essay Upon The Works of Aleister Crowley.

London: Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd., 1907. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. (vi) + 328pp (+ iv - adverts). Original blue boards with white parchment spine, with gilt stamped blue title-label inset. Fuller, who went on to become one of Crowley's leading disciples, originally wrote this essay as an entry in a competition Crowley held for the best essay on his own literary work. With Crowley's assistance Fuller rewrote the essay, and Crowley then put it to press. It seems that Crowley - who had not yet gone through his family fortune at that stage - issued a number of different 'editions' virtually simultaneously, with the intention of giving the impression that the book was a good seller! The number of copies produced of this particular edition is not known, but it is certainly less commonly seen than the deluxe First Edition (100 copies), which suggests the number was considerably less than 100. This copy has an interesting 3 page list of "Mr. Crowley's Books ... Sold bt the Walter Scott Publishing Company .." bound in at the rear. The parchment spine is a little darkened and as with almost ever copy we've seen of this there is some light wear and smudging to spine label making it almost impossible to read. Cloth lightly rubbed, edges of text-block a little dusty, first and last few leaves unevenly toned. Still, overall a tight, clean and attractive VG+ copy. Item #72220

Price: $450.00

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