London, Dennis Dobson, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Musician, writer and occultist John Balance's copy. Balance, who died in 2004 aged 42. He was one half of the Post-industrial / Dark Ambient outfit Coil and Psychic TV, and a well-known voice in the occult scene. Balance has signed the book and embellished it with drops of paint. An interesting association, and an uncommon book in the jacket. The jacket's a little chipped and worn. A little loss to lower spine tips and some chipping / short tears to the top edge. Flap folds similarly worn, with some loss. Previous owner's name scribbled out (presumably by Balance). Some handling wear to the boards. Cover art by Joanna Dowling [7712, Hyraxia Books].