ATLANTIS. LIBER LI. THE LOST CONTINENT.
USA: Dove Press, 1970.
1st Edition. Poet, Philosopher, Mystic, Magician, Aleister Crowley!
Rare, First Edition of ATLANTIS. LIBER LI. THE LOST CONTINENT.
According to Crowley."In particular there is a sort of novel, "The Lost Continent", purporting to give an account of the civilization of Atlantis. I sometimes feel that this lacks artistic unity. At times it is a fantastic rhapsody describing my ideals of Utopian society; but some passages are a satire on the conditions of our existing civilization, while others convey hints of certain profound magical secrets, or anticipations of discoveries in science." --- Crowley, writing of the Summer of 1913 e.v. from Confessions, p. 730.
The forward by Kenneth Anger, an underground and gay filmmaker also founded Dove Press.
"The time to fathom this sexual-magical treasure by Aliester Crowley is NOW".
The unclipped full colour dust jacket promotes "Diary of a Drug Fiend" on the inside flap. Some toning and a few tiny tears on the edges and small spot on front that does not take away from the beauty of this rare dust jacket and edition. Original dark pink cloth boards with gild stamped titles on spine. A tight unmarked edition. Octavo 70pp. with Errata slip loosely inserted between the pages. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Item #33383 Price: US$580.00