London: Rider & Co., . First edition. 8vo, 216 pp, bound in violet cloth. No dust jacket. From the library of Gerrit Lansing, with a pencilled note giving the author's name under the pseudonym and a couple of brief marks in pencil in the text.
A stylized autobiography written under pseudonym by Michael Houghton, the founder of the Atlantis Bookshop and editor of the Occult Review, and associate of Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare. Houghton used the same pseudonym to issue several volumes of verse, but the present work is generally considered his most enduring work. Though the characters in this book have pseudonyms as well, readers familiar with the era will have little trouble naming names.
Spine cocked, with fading to the spine, and rubbing to the edges of the boards, foxing to top edge; early, illegible ink signature to fep. Good to very good. Item #27846