London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947). Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light. London: Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1907. 4° (195 x 165mm). Half title, photogravure frontispiece portrait of the author, title printed in red and black. Original black cloth with stylised lettering blocked in white, uncut (some staining, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Cecil C. Adams (early signature on front free endpaper). NUMBER 80 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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