THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTASY. A Sketchbook.
London: Fulgur, 1997. FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. Tall quarto volume bound in custom cloth with French papers and dust jacket. 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 The volume includes a prophetic excerpt from Spare's unpublished writings, and a brief introduction by Robert Ansell. Discovered in 1991, these have been fully restored, and marvelously printed and bound. (Item ID: FUL-UB)