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    Aleister Crowley. The Stratagem. And other stories. London: Mandrake Press, no date [but 1929]. First edition. Small octavo. 139, [1, imprint] pages. Publisher's cloth decorated to look like snakeskin in gold and black, backed in black cloth with a printed paper spine label; original printed dust jacket. Minor edgewear, foot of spine just pushed. Cream endpapers; unevenly toned, minor soiling, effaced pencil notation to front free endpaper recto. Internally clean and tight, soiling to margins and edges, minor edgewear. Dust jacket with no price listed; minor edgewear, spine sunned, small closed tear to the bottom edge of the back panel, somewhat rubbed and soiled. Very good book with very good dust jacket.

    "Three short stories by England's Worst Man," Bleiler describes, including "[The Testament of Magdalen Blair,"] a remarkable achievement, as one of the most unpleasant stories in the genre."

    Barron, Horror, 3-56; Bleiler, Supernatural, 457. From the Gary Munson Collection

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