THE CONFESSIONS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY, Symonds, Grant ~ 1st/1st 1969 HC/DJ MAGICK
THE CONFESSIONS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant ~ 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1969 HC/DJ ~ CROWLEY MAGICK
Publisher: Hill and Wang, New York (1969)
First edition of THE CONFESSIONS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant from 1969, perfect for any occult library. The book is in exceedingly well preserved condition with no wear or marks. The dust jacket has light rubbing and some shelf-wear, but remains uncut, still showing its original price. Illustrated at 960 pages. Original quarter black cloth with grey papered boards, gilt title, etc. to spine. Crowley had originally intended that his "Confessions" would be published in six volumes, but only two of these had been published before the Great Depression and various internal disputes led to the demise of the publishers. The project languished uncompleted throughout Crowley's lifetime, and it was not until 1969 that the Confessions were issued in a single volume abridged edition, edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. This is the first edition of that work. Still one of the major biographical sources on Crowley, and essential to an understanding of his life and magick.