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  • Author: Spare, Austin Osman.

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1922-1923. FIRST EDITION.

Light dusting to the covers, but free of stain, markings, or any serious defects: A VERY GOOD+ SET of the rare periodical in which can be found many of Spare's most profound drawings and lithographs. Literary contributions by Alec Waugh, Aldous Huxley, Laurence Houseman, Ford Madox Ford, Rabindranath Tagore, Joseph... more

Price: $750.00

Thame, UK: Mandrake Press Ltd., 1990. FIRST EDITION. This edition limited to 1000 hand numbered copies.

A Fine cloth copy in fine dust jacket. With illustrations by Austin Spare, an introduction by Frederick Carter, and an essay by Keith Richmond. Fourteen illustrations. Quarto. ... more

Price: $79.00

London: Fulgur, 1997-2009. FIRST TRADE EDITIONS.

A FINE SET without dust jackets. These are important sketchbooks 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 The volume includes a prophetic excerpt from Spare's unpublished writings, with a... more

Price: $269.00

UK: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

Fine copy in oversize wraps as issued with illustrations, some in color. True first editon with the gfilt titles on front panel..Signed by A.R. Naylor on the title page. 174 pages. Small 4to. ... more

Price: $244.00

London: Fulgur Limited, 2008. FIRST LIMITED EDITION. 741 hand-numbered copies.

Premium cloth and custom end papers; A FINE COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. One of the major lost works, this unpublished sketchbook of 20 vigorous, yet haunting, studies was created during a bleak period in Spare's life. Designed as a companion volume with UGLY ECSTASY (Fulgur, 1996), these delicately tinted... more

Price: $125.00

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... more

Price: $200.00

London: Fulgur Limited, 1997. Limited to 400 copies only.

In French fold wraps as issued; A FINE COPY, unread and uncirculated. Illustrated. With an introduction by Gavin Semple, and includes the "Surreal Racing Forecast Cards" in a printed sleeve, being a near exact facsimile of the first issue, except slightly shaved to preserve the integrity of the originals. Through... more

Price: $93.00

Thame: IHO Books, 2005.

In custom wraps as issued, A FINE COPY. Originally published by Bodley Head, London, 1907, in an edition of three hundred copies only. With thirteen full page plates. Small 4to. ... more

Price: $44.00

Italy: Migliussi, 1991. Limited edition of 111 copies of which this is number 20.

In custom wraps and enamel papers; A FINE COPY, illustrated. Text in Italian. 8vo. ... more

Price: $45.00

Italy: Roberto Migliussi, 1997. Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies only.

Very Fine oversize custom wraps; beautifully done Italian version of "The Focus of Life". A number of halftone nudes by Spare illustrates the text. Tall 4to. ... more

Price: $22.50

London: The Beskin Press, 1999. FIRST EDITION.

Tall oversized catalogue printed on coated stock with exceptional color work and a number of serious articles on Spare. Splendid production with impressively done cover art of a Spare self portrait. 4to. ... more

Price: $45.00

UK: Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 88 hand-numbered copies only.

A VERY FINE COPY, quarter bound in vellum and custom cloth, with flourishes, slipcased. The FOCUS is arguably the most biographically significant of all Spare's published works. Often obscure, magical and fragmentary, it invites exploration of a strange Nietzschean landscape through what Spare termed 'the labyrinth of the alphabet.' But... more

Price: $469.00

UK: Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 600 copies only, and not to be reprinted.

A VERY FINE COPY in custom cloth with flourishes. The FOCUS is arguably the most biographically significant of all Spare's published works. Often obscure, magical and fragmentary, it invites exploration of a strange Nietzschean landscape through what Spare termed 'the labyrinth of the alphabet'. The recent discovery of Spare's original... more

Price: $79.95

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1993-95. Special publisher's edition limited to FOUR COPIES only, this is set number 4, and was asssigned to co-publisher, JD Holmes.

A FINE SET. Bound in leather and boards with marbled ends, all edges and titles silvered (the only volumes having this feature, all others were gilded with gold), with ribbon markers. Compiled and edited by A.R. Naylor who signed on the verso along with Clive Harper and JD Holmes at... more

Price: $3,388.00

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... more

Price: $1,250.00

London: Fulgur Ltd., 2007. Limited edition of 91 hand-numbered copies, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant.

A FINE COPY, quarter Black morocco with premium cloth panels, in a matching lined-slipcase and dust jacket. Two tipped-in color frontispieces; thirty two full page illustrations printed on Rivoli text. Preface by Robert Ansell. 4to. ... more

Price: $489.00

London: Fulgur Ltd., 1992. Limited edition, hand-numbered.

A FINE+ CLOTH VOLUME IN FINE DUST JACKET with two colored frontispieces by Austin Spare as the books are bound opposite one another (TÍte-bÍche) -- one flips the book vertically to read the other, this is a book without end. Marvelous private press work! Preface by Robert Ansell. Small 4to.... more

Price: $333.00

London: First Impressions (Mandrake Press & Holmes), 1993-95. DeLuxe Limited edition of 100 numbered copies of which this is number 101.

A FINE SET in small folio. Bound in leather and boards with marbled end papers, all edges gilt, and ribbon marker. Compiled and edited by A.R. Naylor. With additional material by Frank Letchford, Clive Harper, William Wallace, others. Volume One: 368 pages. Volume Two: 446 pages, plus glossary and addended... more

Price: $744.00

UK: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

Fine copy in oversize wraps with illustrations, some in color. 174 pages. Small 4to. ... more

Price: $169.00

UK: Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited to 88 hand-numbered copies only. This is copy 46.

A VERY FINE COPY, quarter bound in vellum and custom cloth, with flourishes, slipcased. The FOCUS is arguably the most biographically significant of all Spare's published works. Often obscure, magical and fragmentary, it invites exploration of a strange Nietzschean landscape through what Spare termed 'the labyrinth of the alphabet.' But... more

Price: $498.00