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The Forbidden Lecture Gilles de Rais By Aleister Crowley Mandrake Press w/ DJ Numbered Ed. 101/1000

Title: The Forbidden Lecture Gilles de Rais (The Banned Lecture)
By: Aleister Crowley
Publisher: Mandrake Press, Ltd
Year: 1990

black cloth with gilt title, portrait of Crowley on title page and Dust Jacket in protective Mylar. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, this one numbered 101/1000

Condition: Near perfect with minimal signs of use. very minor signs of shelf wear to the book, Dj is in protective mylar. Please see images for details.

"In February 1930 Crowley was invited to give a lecture to the Oxford University Poetry Society on the notorious medieval French occultist and mass-murderer Gilles de Rais. However the lecture was cancelled at the last moment after pressure was brought to bear by the University's Catholic Chaplain, Father Ronald Knox. Crowley retaliated by having his friend and publisher P. R. Stephensen quickly print copies of the lecture in booklet form, which were then sold on the streets of Oxford, thereby reaching a far greater audience than his original lecture would ever have attracted. 'The Forbidden Lecture' contains the complete text of 'The Banned Lecture' (including previously unpublished revision from an annotated copy formerly in the possession of P. R. Stephensen), as well as a previously unpublished essay by Crowley 'How I came to be banned at Oxford'"

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