MOONCHILD: A PROLOGUE. London: The Mandrake Press, 1929. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 9-335 [336: printer's imprint], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "A novel about the magical pursuits and feuds of Crowley's day with many recognizable personalities ... at times very amusing in its bizarre vituperation, despite formal flaws." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 106-07. "... one of the relatively rare works of fantastic fiction which deserves attention primarily as part of a psychological case study." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1065-67. One of 2500 copies printed. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-94. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1756. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 62. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03665. Formerly H. W. B. Lonsdale's copy with his bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Page edges tanned, the usual light tanning along gutter margins of free endpapers, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good or better pictorial dust jacket with some fading to blue background ink on spine panel, a touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips, and two short closed tears in upper front panel folds professionally mended. A very nice copy. The three-color art deco dust jacket designed by Beresford Egan is quite striking. Enclosed in a custom cloth clamshell box.(#156978).
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