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. 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. Page edges lightly tanned (much less than usual), a fine copy in very good or better pictorial dust jacket with light wear at upper spine end, 15 mm closed tear at lower rear spine fold with associated internal tape mend, and just a touch of fade to blue ink on spine panel. A lovely copy with striking three-color art deco dust jacket designed by Beresford Egan. (#168640).
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