The Cefalu Diaries, 1920-1923. With Commentary by Aleister Crowley. Compiled and introduced by Dr David Shoemaker. Aleister CROWLEY, Jane WOLFE.
The Cefalu Diaries, 1920-1923. With Commentary by Aleister Crowley. Compiled and introduced by Dr David Shoemaker
The Cefalu Diaries, 1920-1923. With Commentary by Aleister Crowley. Compiled and introduced by Dr David Shoemaker

The Cefalu Diaries, 1920-1923. With Commentary by Aleister Crowley. Compiled and introduced by Dr David Shoemaker

Sacramento, The College of Thelema of Northern California, August 2008 (first edition).

Quarto, [vi], [8], 6-171+ (typescript manuscript), [12], 9, [1] (publisher's advertisement) pages with a few illustrations.

Full black leather (lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover) slightly marked; an excellent copy (internally fine).

Number 21 of only 31 copies of the deluxe edition, signed by David Shoemaker. Much of this work comprises a facsimile of Wolfe's typescript of her handwritten diary entries, with Crowley's annotations. 'The diaries collected here represent the bulk of the surviving material from Wolfe's Cefalu period [where she studied at the Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu, Sicily with Crowley] ... many of the diaries were lost in the years after Wolfe left Sicily. However, she later attempted to reconstruct some of the lost periods, and we have included these summaries here' (introduction).

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Price (AUD): $800.00

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