Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1913. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo. Original black cloth titled and ruled in gilt on spine and front panel. 226 pp., top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Ink name on front endpaper, dated 1936; a virtually fine copy, clean and bright. In a nice hand-made dust wrapper which has served to protect the book very well. Fine. Item #311292
¶ Contains 10 poems, spanning 21 pages of text by Aleister Crowley, 'The Wickedest Man in the World': 'In Neville's Court, Trinity College, Cambridge; 'On Garret Hostel Bridge'; 'The Goad'; 'The Rosicrucian'; 'Song'; 'In Memoriam A.J.B.'; 'The Challenge'; 'Two Hymns on the Feast of the Nativity'; 'The Palace of the World'; & 'Perdurabo'. Several of these poems are of Occult interest, i.e., 'The Palace of the World' ' describes what happens when the student of ceremonial magic performs the 'lesser ritual of the pentagram.'; 'Perdurabo' was the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn; & 'The Rosicrucian'. Also included is a short bibliography of Crowley's works on pages 222-224. There are also four poems by Rupert Brooke, and many other contributors.