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New Edition: White Stains

Aleister Crowley’s “White Stains”

An entirely new edition, illustrated by Fredrik Söderberg. Printed in four colours, hardbound with dustjacket.

UPDATE! Now available for pre-order; find your regional dealer at www.edda.se

Release evening: Wednesday, September 7 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm, at:

Milliken Gallery
Luntmakargatan 78,
113 51 Stockholm
Sweden
 

“English poet-magician Aleister Crowley published White Stains in 1898, an era of intense creativity for the budding magus-to-be. The original edition of a mere 100 copies was printed in Amsterdam with the help of Leonard Smithers (publisher of Beardsley, Wilde, Burton et al). Part of the edition was later ‘appropriated’ and destroyed by English Customs officers, due to the erotic nature of the poems. In a Victorian Zeitgeist that found Oscar Wilde intensely shocking, Aleister Crowley of course took everything one step further. The virile sexual force stemming from Crowley’s pen is but one of his trademark traits here. In this early collection, we also find examples of his remarkable wit, a thorough understanding of psycho-sexual dynamics, bombastic expressions of lyrical love, as well as his beloved Swinburnean structures of classical poetry. White Stains really is Crowley at his youthful best.”

Edited and with an introduction by William Breeze. This edition contains six stunning watercolour paintings by Fredrik Söderberg, reproduced in full colour.

Edda Bok, 2011. Hardbound book with dustjacket, 128 pages, 11 x 18 cm. Limited edition of 418 numbered copies.

A limited art edition of the book will also be available for purchase at Milliken Gallery on the night of the release: 43 copies in slipcase, with a screenprint by Söderberg.

Release date: September 7, 2011.

Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.

Crowley Collection Sale

Adam Chaney is parting with some very nice Crowley books. Contact him directly to purchase. He also has some books by other authors available. See his Facebook Note for the complete list. See below for the Crowley.

Crowley, Aleister – Magic in Theory and Practice (1929 subscriber’s first edition / single volume) Very good condition, HC, dustjacket in facsimile. $350

Crowley, Aleister – Liber Aleph (1961 First Edition) Fine condition, HC w/DJ. $400

Crowley, Aleister – Moonchild (1929 First Edition) Very Good / spine slightly cocked. HC w/o DJ. $200

Crowley, Aleister, et al. – Equinox V:2 (1979 First Edition) HC w/DJ. Fine condition. $200

Crowley, Aleister – The Equinox (1974 / 10 volumes – Weiser second printing) Very Good. HC w/o DJ. $850

Crowley, Aleister – 777 (1955 Neptune Press / limited edition 1,100 copies) 1/4 Vellum – 3/4 Buckram binding w/o DJ. Very good. $200

Crowley, Aleister – 777 (No date – OTO Private Publishing / second revision) Leather bound w/o DJ. Very Good. Some shelf wear. $350

Crowley, Aleister – Snowdrops From a Curate’s Garden (1986 Teitan Press) HC w/DJ. Fine Condition. $100