Title: A Prophet In His Own Country: Being the letters of Stuart X to many men on many occasions
Author: Stuart X (Henry Clifford Stuart); Aleister Crowley (edited with introduction and notes by)
Description: Signed and numbered edition (341/500). Blue cloth boards stamped in white; spine states "Author's Edition." Short tear to cloth at foot of spine; corner bumped; general edge wear to boards. Color pencil marking on ffep. Hinges archivally repaired. A few pages show a bit of foxing or minor soiling. 16 page introduction written by Aleister Crowley in May 1916. Frontispiece illustration of the author, with glassine guard (foxed), opposite of the author's very quirky curriculum vitae. Index. 499 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
Consisting of a collection of unusual letters written by Henry Clifford Stuart (1864-1952) and addressed to a host of individuals. There are more than twenty letters addressed to President Woodrow Wilson and others are addressed to William Jennings Bryan, Elihu Root, David Lloyd George, Sun Yat Sen, Wilhelm II, various U.S. Congressmen, newspaper editors, professors, reverends, and many others. A few of the "letters" are simply aphorisms or take the form of odd poems; one is an article on the Panama Canal that was declined by Time magazine.
He discusses many topics, but substantially addresses politics, foreign relations, government policy, the current World War, finance, law, social custom, and psychology. Much comment is made on issues facing China and Japan, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Published by the Author
Place: Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Aleister Crowley, letters, politics World War I, Woodrow Wilson, banking,
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