Small stain to upper exterior page edge, contents clean. 335pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This is a novel by Crowley about a magical war between a white lodge ( led by Iff ) and a black lodge ( led by Douglas ) over an unborn child, the "moonchild" of the title, with the action moving between London, Paris and a villa in Naples. It was written in 1917 in New Orleans.
About the Author: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), who claimed to be the re-incarnation of Dr. John Dee among others, lived in England from 1875 through 1947. He is the author of several Weiser Books titles, including Book of Thoth, Diary of a Drug Fiend, Magick, Book of Lies, Book of the Law and 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings.
Title: Moonchild; a Prologue
Publisher: Samuel Weiser
Publication Date: 1970
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVBHV002NEU
Book Description Weiser Books 1971-07, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. New impression. 0877280363. Bookseller Inventory # 577758
Book Description Book Condition: acceptable. 408 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00877280363-B
Book Description Samuel Weiser Inc., New York, 1970. Hard Back. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Weiser Edition. 335 Pages in 23 Chapters. Black boards with gold lettering on spine. Four blue inked-lines of Christmas 1975 gift inscription. No other defects noted to this otherwise As New book with flawless interior text pages. Dust jacket has a 3/8 inch closed tear on the front has two one-inch tears on the back cover. Dust jacket flap is price-clipped. Moonchild is a novel written by the British occultist Aleister Crowley in 1917. Its plot involves a magical war between a group of white magicians, led by Simon Iff, and a group of black magicians over an unborn child. It was first published by Mandrake Press in 1929 and its recent edition is published by Weiser. In this work, numerous acquaintances of Crowley appear as thinly disguised fictional characters. Crowley portrays MacGregor Mathers as the primary villain, including him as a character named SRMD, using the abbreviation of Mathers' magical name. Arthur Edward Waite appears as a villain named Arthwaite, and the unseen head of the Inner Circle of which SRMD was a member, A.B. is theosophist Annie Besant. Among Crowley's friends and allies Allen Bennett appears as Mahatera Phang, the dancer Isadora Duncan appears as Lavinia King, and her companion Mary D'Este, who helped Crowley write his magnum opus Magick: Book 4under her magical name Soror Virakam, appears as Lisa la Giuffria. Cyril Grey is Crowley himself, while Simon Iff is either an idealized version of an older and wiser Crowley or his friend Allen Bennett. Authors note dated London 1929 says This book was written in 1917, during such leisure as my efforts to bring America in the War on our side allowed me. Hence my illusions on the subject and the sad showing of Simon Iff at the end. Need I add that, as the book itself demonstrated beyond all doubt, all persons and incidents are purely the figment of a disordered imagination. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 18519
Book Description Weiser Books, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001552749