THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTASY. DeLuxe Edition.
London: Fulgur, 1997. Limited edition of 40 numbered copies only. FINE COPY IN DUST JACKET AND SLIPCASE, bound in quarter cream Morocco, French papers, top edge gilt, and a terra cotta cast of a Roman intaglio talisman germane to the Cultus inset into a sunken panel in the rear pastedown. An important sketchbook of immensely powerful line drawings from 1924 which directly communicates with that peculiar ecstatic energy which is at the heart of the cultus of which Spare was an adept. Includes a prophetic excerpt from Spare's unpublished writings, and a brief introduction by Robert Ansell. Tall quarto. (Item ID: M27-FUL-UBd)