London: Fulgur Limited, 2008. FIRST EDITION, DELUXE. Limited to 93 hand-numbered and slipcased volumes, signed by publisher, Robert Ansell. Item #FUL-VALd
A FINE COPY IN SLIPCASE, quarter bound in green Morocco, with custom gold end papers, top edge gilt, and dust jacket. THE VALLEY OF FEAR is an unpublished sketchbook of 20 vigorous, yet haunting, studies from this bleak period. Designed as a companion volume to THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTASY (Fulgur, 1996), these delicately hand tinted original drawings have been reproduced in full color. The work has been augmented by an introductory essay by Robert Ansell in which the metaphysical and magical themes are explored and Spare's methodologies for creating states of magical aesthesis for his audience are examined and discussed. Edited by Robert Ansell. 4to.