The Magic of Aleister Crowley

Book ID:
8442
Title:
The Magic of Aleister Crowley
Author:
'Symonds, John'
Publisher name:
Frederick Muller Ltd
Edition number:
1st
Book type:
Hardback
First edition date:
1958
Pages:
209
Dewey decimal number:
133.4092 CRO SYM
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
Yes
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

A remarkable account of Crowley and his magic, by someone who not only seems to have known Crowley well, but also brings considerable insight to the subject.

The book also has some very striking illustrations, some of them pictures by Crowley himself. The frontispiece is a very expressive drawing of Crowley by Augustus John (who seems to have drawn Crowley at least three times), and the dust jacket (from a painting by Crowley) is also quite something.

From the library of Paul Newman, author of The Tregerthen Horror: Aleister Crowley, DH Lawrence and Peter Warlock in Cornwall (Museum Library id. no. 133.4092 CRO NEW 4431).