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The Poem.  A Little Drama in Four Scenes.

 

 

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10 copies printed on smooth paper.1
Bound with staples2 in white Japanese vellum wrappers repeating title page1.

Upper cover lettered ‘THE POEM | A LITTLE DRAMA IN FOUR SCENES | BY | ALEISTER CROWLEY | PRIVATELY PRINTED | LONDON | 1898’.2 

8 1/2” x 5 3/8”.2
 
Publisher: Privately published.  
Printer: Chiswick Press.1  
Published At: London.1  
Date: 1898.1  
Edition: 1st Edition.  
Pages: 20.1  
Price:    
Remarks: This series of three pamphlets, including “Jephthah” and “The Honourable Adulterers” were printed from the paged type of Jephthah and Other Mysteries, which was then in the press, and were issued separately as advance editions.1  
Pagination:2
Page(s)  
[  ] Title-page
[  ] Blank
[  ] Fly-title
[  ] Blank
[  ] Dedication
[  ] Scene and persons of the play
[103-118] Text
 
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Author’s
Working
Versions:

1.

Bound holograph manuscript with revisions in the hand of Aleister Crowley.  Pages:  367.  Dated:  1898.  Box 7, Folders 5-6.  Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX.

2.

Printed version with revisions in the hand of Aleister Crowley.  Pages:  224.  Dated:  1898.  Box 7, Folder 7.  Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX.

 

Other
Known
Editions:

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Jephthah and Other Mysteries.  Lyrical and Dramatic.  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., London, 1899.

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The Collected Works of Aleister Crowley, Vol. I, pg. 57, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness, 1905.

 
Bibliographic
Sources:
1.

L. C. R. Duncombe-Jewell, Notes Towards An Outline of A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Aleister Crowley, The Works of Aleister Crowley, Volume III, Appendix A, Gordon Press, New York, 1974, pp. 233-234.  

2. 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, p. 9.
 

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