Progradior and the Beast. Frank Bennet and Aleister Crowley. Aleister CROWLEY, Keith RICHMOND.

Progradior and the Beast. Frank Bennet and Aleister Crowley

London, Neptune Press, 2004.

Octavo, 316 pages with 22 illustrations (from photographs).

Papered boards lightly marked; an excellent copy with the fine dustwrapper.

Signed on the title page by the author. '"Progradior" was the "magical name" of Frank Bennett (1868-1930), one time disciple of Aleister Crowley'. He migrated to Australia in 1911 and 'strove to promote Crowley's teachings' (dustwrapper blurb). Offered with a companion volume edited by Keith Richmond: 'The Progradior Correspondence. Letters by Aleister Crowley, Frank Bennett, C.S. Jones, and others'. York Beach, The Teitan Press, 2009. Octavo, xii, 146 pages plus a portrait frontispiece. Cloth; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper. A large 'Weiser Antiquarian Books' bookplate signed by Keith Richmond is mounted on the half-title. [2 items].

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