SYMONDS, John. The King of the Shadow Realm. Aleister Crowley: his life and magic

London, Duckworth, 1989.




£ 500


8vo, pp. 588, with 4 plates of b&w photographic illustrations. Bound in red cloth over boards, gilt title to spine. Original dust jacket, wrapped in protective plastic film. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author with a dedication to a friend: “Joan Stevens / from the author / John Symonds / 17 January 1991.” Occasional minor corrections and annotations in red ink in author’s hand; references to a meeting with Gerald Yorke on the verso of the last flyleaf, not in author’s hand. An excellent presentation copy.