THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTASY.
London: Fulgur, 1997. Limited edition of 40 numbered copies only, boxed, with terra cotta talisman tipped into recess at the rear pastedown. FINE COPY IN DUST JACKET AND SLIPCASE. One of the most haunting creations from the hand of this artist-an important sketchbook of immensely powerful line drawings from 1924 which directly communicates that peculiar ecstatic energy which is at the heart of the cultus of which Spare was an adept. The volume includes a prophetic excerpt from Spare's unpublished writings and a brief introduction by Robert Ansell. Tall quarto volume bound in custom cloth with French papers, dust jacket, and a plaster cast of a Roman intaglio talisman inset into a sunken panel in the rear pastedown. (Item ID: 13455)