SYMONDS, John

SYMONDS, John. The Great Beast. The Life and Magick of Aleister Crowley

 London, Macdonald, 1971.

FRIST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 413. Bound in paper over boards with gilt title to spine. Original dust jacket in very good condition. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper: “To Michael / from your old friend John / with affectionate regards / 20th September 1971”. A fine copy.

CROWLEY, Aleister

CROWLEY, Aleister (SYMONDS, John and Kenneth GRANT, Eds). The Complete Astrological Writings

London, Duckworth, 1974.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 224. Frontispiece plate and a few illustrations and tables throughout. Bound in dark blue buckram over boards, gilt title to spine, purple pastedowns and original dust jacket in very good condition. Autograph of Kenneth Grant on the blank recto of the frontispiece plate. An excellent copy.

CROWLEY, Aleister

CROWLEY, Aleister (SYMONDS, John and Kenneth GRANT, Eds). The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

 London, Jonathan Cape, 1969.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 960, with illustrated frontispiece and 10 plates of b&w photographic reproductions. Presentation copy inscribed by one of the editors, John Symonds, on the front endpaper with a dedication to his friend scholar and poet Michael Hamburger: “My dear Mickey / Well here at last is my / beastly book. Hope you’ll / find a place for it on / your shelves / Affectionately / John / 18th October 1969”. Bound in quarter cloth over boards covered in grey marbled paper, gilt title to spine, and original dust jacket in excellent condition. A fine copy.

WILSON, Colin

WILSON, Colin. The Occult

London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1971.

FIRST EDITION. 8VO, pp. 601. Bound in black synthetic skin over boards, title gilt to spine. Original dust jacket in very good condition. Author’s presentation copy dedicated to John Symonds, novelist and biographer of Aleister Crowley, inscribed on the front endpaper: “For John Symonds / warm regards / Colin W. / Dec 71.” A fine copy.

CROWLEY, Aleister

CROWLEY, Aleister (SYMONDS, John and Kenneth GRANT, Eds). Magick

London, Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1973.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 511. Blue cloth over boards, title gilt to spine, original dust jacket in perfect condition. Occasionally annotated and underlined by the author throughout. Green top edge. A fine copy.

SYMONDS, John

SYMONDS, John. La Grande Bestia. Vita e Magia di Aleister Crowley

Roma, Edizioni Mediterranee, 1972.

8vo, pp. 483 (5). Paperback. Inscribed by the author on half-title, presentation copy dedicated to a couple of friends: “To Ursula and Patrick / from the author / Spring 1973”. A very good copy.

SYMONDS, John

SYMONDS, John. Madame Blavatsky. Medium and Magician

London, Odhams Press Limited, 1959.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 254, frontispiece plate, 4 plates throughout and several illustrations in various sizes, all b&w photographic reproductions. Inscribed on front endpaper by the author and dedicated to his dear friend scholar and poet Michael Hamburger: “ To Mickey / from your old friend / John / 14th September 1959”. Bound in green cloth over boards and original dust jacket slightly damaged along edges. An excellent copy.

SYMONDS, John

 

SYMONDS, John. Light Over Water

London, John Baker for The Unicorn Press, 1963

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 208. Green cloth over boards with silver lettering to spine. Original dust jacket in very good condition. With a insert postcard by the author to his friend scholar and poet Michael Hamburger, dated 24 April ’68.

SYMONDS, John

SYMONDS, John. Light Over Water

London, John Baker for The Unicorn Press, 1963.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 208. Green cloth over boards with silver lettering to spine. Original dust jacket in excellent condition, just very a light dampstaining on front cover. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper with a dedication to his auntie Eleanor Vallange: “Eleanor / from John / Oct 63”. It includes a postcard from the author to the dedicatee, dated 1st April 1964.

SYMONDS, John

SYMONDS, John. Light Over Water 

 London, John Baker, 1963.

BOOK PROOFS. 8vo, pp. 208. Grey paper wrappers, spine detached. Copiously annotated by the author in red, green and blue pen, and pencil. Spine a little worn. Right cover with numeric annotations indicating the corrected pages throughout the text.