New York: Castle Books. No Date . First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition. Octavo, original blue boards titled in black on spine panel. xxvii + 436 pp, plain endpapers. The true first printing: Book dimensions are 8.5 x 6 inches, plain endpapers, printed on machine-made wove paper, the dust jacket is printed on matt paper stock and priced at $10.00 on front flap, no ISBN. The book was reprinted often, many later printings bear an ISBN and have dust wrappers printed on glossy paper. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #311545
¶ Edward Alexander (Aleister) Crowley, occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, and mystic, 1875-1947. In many ways, the author's most important contribution to the literature of the occult.