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The Last Ritual.  Read From His Own Works, According To His Wish, on December 5th, 1947, at Brighton.

 

 

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Interior Cover

 

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Lower Cover (proof copy)

    

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Title Page

 

Frontispiece

 

Hymn to Pan

 

Hymn to Pan (continued)

 

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Bound in stapled3 light green wrappers.1
Upper cover lettered in black ‘[woodcut design by Lady Frieda Harris | ALEISTER | CROWLEY | October 18th, 1875 - December 1st, 1947’.3 

9 13/16” x 7 1/8”.3

 

Publisher:

Privately published.

 

Printer:

 

 

Published At:

Brighton, England.1

 

Date:

1947.1

 

Edition:

1st Edition.

 

Pages:

12.1

 

Price:

A contribution of one dollar per copy was requested to help defray printing costs.4

 

Remarks:

The cover has Aleister Crowley's date of birth shown incorrectly as 18 October 1895.  His correct date of birth is 12 October.

Contains woodcut designs on the front and rear covers executed by Lady Frieda Harris.1

The frontispiece consists of a tipped-in photograph of a Thoth tarot card by Lady Frieda Harris.1

Variants of this edition, said to be proof or advance copies, are found bound in light blue wrappers.2

 
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Mandrake, England, 1993.

 

Bibliographic
Sources:

1.

Weiser Antiquarian Books, Catalog # 134, “Aleister Crowley.  Used and Rare Books and Ephemera.”

2.

Weiser Antiquarian Books, Catalog # 7, “Aleister Crowley & Your Interest in Magick.”

3.

Personal observation of the item.

4.

Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., Perdurabo:  The Life of Aleister Crowley, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010, p. 554.

5.

Aleister Crowley, The Equinox, Volume I, No. 7, Wieland and Co., London, March 1912, ads at rear of book.

6.

Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., Perdurabo:  The Life of Aleister Crowley, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010, p. 183.

 

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