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The Soldier and the Hunchback.

United Kingdom: Unicorn Press, [1970]. Reprint. Original Wraps. Aleister Crowley’s famous essay “The Soldier and the Hunchback” takes its name from a poetic description of two marks of punctuation: the question mark (? – the hunchback) and the exclamation point (! – the soldier). Crowley calls these marks by those names because of their shape (the curved back of the ? and the straight and standing-to-attention appearance of the !). He uses these marks of punctuation as shorthand for doubt/skeptical questioning (?) and ecstatic revelation/realization (!).
"Although the rear covers have the imprint "Unicorn: Seattle" the booklets were actually produced by the avante-garde Unicorn Bookshop of Brighton, England." --Weiser. Very Good+. Spotting and rubbing, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Pamphlet bound with blue lettering. Annotation on inside wrapper. Item #12250

Price: $75.00

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