Confessions of Aleister Crowley - uncorrected proof


Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant, this wonderful autobiography by Crowley was published in 1969, and is probably one of the most readable, vivacious and truly astonishing life stories. Crowley walks across China, adventures into Mexico, mountain climbs K2, practises yoga in Sri Lanka, has magical battles in London, and meets a spirit in the Egyptian pyramids. Everywhere he goes he takes and discards lovers, and makes friends and enemies in equal measure. This is Crowley the man in all his wonderful, terrible, funny glory.


London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. Softback, 937 pages.


The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. John Symonds & Kenneth Grant [ed]. London: Jonathan Cape. 1969. Uncorrected Advance Proof Copy of the First Edition. 9” x 6” (it should be noted this volume is just over 4” thick!). 939pp.


Bound in publisher's original pale green card covers. Titled in black to spine and front cover. A trifle rubbed and scuffed to the extremities, hardly surprising in a book of these dimensions, some wear to the spine area, showing signs of readership. Internally clean. Provided with blank pages for the Index, but with no index present, not uncommon with proof copies where the index is the last piece to be completed. All in all a very good copy of a scarce book, solid and strong despite its size and weight, a superior piece of proof production from Jonathan Cape.



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