DEAREST VERA: A Kaleidoscope of Facsimile Holograph Letters to his Friend, the Poet and Painter Vera Wainwright, from Austin Osman Spare. Together with: Photos, Drawings, and Paintings.
London: Fulgur Limited, 2010. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 700 copies only. A FINE CUSTOM CLOTH COPY IN DUST JACKET. Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. In his later creative life, Spare was sought out by artists and writers eager to receive insights of experience from the "Walworth Road Surrealist", but very few who became good friends. Vera Wainwright was one such associate. She arrived in Spare's life as the clouds of war cast a long shadow over South London. Those familiar with Austin Spare will find new insights to his life and theories on art, while newcomers will discover an eccentric and gifted artist sharing a lifetime's experience with an eager pupil. Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant from their private collection of Spare's work, this rare, unpublished correspondence is a major resource for those seeking to better understand this complex and neglected magician. 192 pages. 4to. (Item ID: FUL-VER)