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The Banned Lecture, Gilles de Rais.  To have been Delivered before The Oxford University Poetry Society by Aleister Crowley on the Evening of Monday February 3rd, 1930.

   

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1000 copies printed.4
Bound in stapled pale-green wrappers.1
Upper cover incoporates the title page and is lettered in black ‘The Banned Lecture | [rule] | GILLES de RAIS | to have been delivered | before | The Oxford University Poetry Society | By ALEISTER CROWLEY | on the | Evening of Monday | February 3rd, 1930 | [rule] | PRICE SIX PENCE | [rule] | Published by | P.R. Stephensen, 41 MUSEUM ST. | LONDON, W.C. 1 | FOR SALE TO MEMBERS OF OXFORD’.1
Lower cover lettered in black ‘To be published shortly | [rule] | THE LEGEND | OF ALEISTER CROWLEY by P.R. STEPHENSEN | [ornamental rule] | A study of the Documentary | Evidence relating to a CAMPAIGN | of Personal Vilification without | parallel in Literary History. | [rule] | This pamphlet printed at an hour’s notice by: | The Boltolph Printing Works.  Gate Street, Kingsway, W.C. 2’.1
7 1/4” x 4 3/4”.1
 
Publisher: P. R. Stephensen  41, Museum St., London, W.C.1.3  
Printer: The Boltolph Printing Works, Gate Street, Kingsway, W.C.2.3  
Published At: London.2  
Date: May 1930.5  
Edition: 1st Edition.  
Pages:

16.2

 
Price:

Priced at six pence.3

 
Remarks:

Printed in response to the cancelation of Crowley’s planned speech before the Oxford University Poetry Society.

 
Pagination:1
Page(s)  
[   1] Quotation (Browning)
[2-16] Text
 
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Versions:

1.

Typescript with corrections in the hand of Aleister Crowley.  Pages:  45.  Warburg Institute Collection.

 

Other
Known
Editions:

+ Sut Anubis, England, No Date.
+ Black Moon Publishing, 1985.
+ Mandrake, England, (Limited edition of 1,000 copies), 1990.
 
Bibliographic
Sources:
1. Dianne Frances Rivers, A Bibliographic List with Special Reference To the Collection at the University of Texas,  Master of Arts Thesis, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1967, pp. 130-131. 
2.

Gerald J. Yorke, Bibliography of the Works of Aleister Crowley in John Symonds The Great Beast, Rider and Co., London & New York, 1951, p. 309.

3. Personal observation of the item.
4. Lawrence Sutin, Do What Thou Wilt:  A Life of Aleister Crowley, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002, p. 347.
5. Aleister Crowley, The Forbidden Lecture, Mandrake Press Ltd., Essex House, Thame, Oxon., 1990, p. 60 (Note 14).
 

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