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The Stratagem and Other Stories.

   

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Bound in quarter black cloth with patterned boards of a gold on black design of serpent skin.2
Spine has a paper label that reads ‘The | Stratagem | Aleister | Crowley’.2
Has a white paper dust jacket that is printed in front ‘THE STRATAGEM | and other stories | By ALEISTER CROWLEY | [line drawing] | Price 3s. 6d. | THE MANDRAKE BOOKLETS’.2
6” x 4 5/16”.2

 
Publisher:

The Mandrake Press, 41 Museum Street W.C.4

 
Printer:

The Crypt House Press Limited, Glouchester and London.4

 
Published At:

London.1

 
Date:

10 September 1929.3, 5

 
Edition:

1st Edition.

 
Pages:

140.2

 
Price:

Priced at 3 shillings and sixpence.4

 
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Pagination:2

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Dedication

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Contents

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Colophon ‘Printed and Made in Great Britain by | The Crypt House Press Limited, Gloucester and London.’

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Contents:

- The Stratagem
- The Testament of Magdalen Blair
- His Secret Sin

 

Author’s
Working
Versions:

 

  

 

Other
Known
Editions:

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"His Secret Sin" appeared in The Equinox, Volume I, Number 8, Wieland and Co., London, September 1912.

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"The Testament of Magdalen Blair" appeared in The Equinox, Volume I, Number 9, Wieland and Co., London, March 1913.

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"The Stratagem" appeared in The English Review, London, June 1914.

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"The Stratagem" appeared in The Smart Set, New York, September 1916.

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Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, 1971.

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Gordon Press, New York, 1973.

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Devil’s Press, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1987.

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Temple Press Ltd, England, 1990.

 
Bibliographic
Sources:

1.

Gerald Yorke, A Bibliography of the Works of Aleister Crowley (Expanded and Corrected by Clive Harper from Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn and Buddhism:  Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke, Keith Richmond, editor, The Teitan Press, York Beach, ME, 2011, p. 50.

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, pp. 125-126. 

3.

Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., Perdurabo:  The Life of Aleister Crowley, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010, p. 442.

4.

Personal observation of the item.

5.

P.R. Stephensen, The Legend of Aleister Crowley, Helios Books, Enmore, NSW, Australia, p. 33.

 

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