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    Aleister Crowley First Edition With Dust Jacket Display

    Aleister Crowley. Two Moonchild Related Items, including: Moonchild: A Prologue. London: Mandrake Press, 1929. First edition. Octavo. 335 pages. Publisher's full green cloth. Double gilt ruled at head and tail of backstrip, and with gilt titles. Lightly rubbed cloth with some softly bumped corners. Faint dampstain to bottom edge of front board. Slightly dusty top edge. Offsetting to endpapers. Mild toning to pages. Dust jacket designed by Beresford Egan. Shows some light rubbing and wear to extremities with chipping at top of spine and edge toning. Some light foxing to front panel and minor sunning to spine. Overall, a very good copy in the scarce dust jacket. [and:] Beresford Egan. Framed and Matted Portions of Moonchild Dust Jacket. These portions are presumably proof copies from the printer. Three trimmed individual portions, including the rear panel with inner flap, front panel, and spine. Front panel has been mounted to soft green paper that is signed by Egan, the jacket designer, along the lower margin. Total piece measures 25 inches by 14.5 inches. Nice presentation showcasing this rare and fascinating jacket design. Fine condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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