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  • Author: Spare, Austin Osman.

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Issued in commemoration of the London exhibition at Marx House in 1999.

Measuring 19.5" X 27.25" and suitable for framing, it is a full face portrait of Spare looking at you with intensity. Last of our stock. ... more

Price: $135.00

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: $900.00

London: Fulgur Limited, 1997. FIRST EDITION.

In French fold wraps as issued; A MINT COPY, unread and uncirculated. Illustrated. With an introduction by Gavin Semple. INCLUDES THE CARDS (the Surreal Racing Forecast deck) in a facsimile printed sleeve so near an exact facsimile to AOS's first issue that it is difficult to tell them apart. ... more

Price: $93.00

London: Fulgur Limited, 1997. FIRST EDITION.

In French fold wraps as issued; A MINT COPY, unread and uncirculated. Illustrated. With an introduction by Gavin Semple. INCLUDES THE CARDS (the Surreal Racing Forecast deck) in a facsimile printed sleeve so near an exact facsimile to AOS's first issue that it is difficult to tell them apart. ... more

Price: $93.00

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. 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: $244.00

Thame: IHO, 2002. FIRST EDITION.

In custom decorated wraps as issued; signed by A.R. Naylor on the half title; A FINE COPY. Edited and compile by A.R. Naylor. Beautiful design; excellent four color printing especially of Spare's half tome illustrations. 238 pages. Quarto. ... more

Price: $275.00

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: $339.00

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: $47.50

UK: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

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

Price: $222.00

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

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

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: $49.00

UK: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

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

Price: $244.00

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: $544.00

London: Fulgur Limited [Special Issue], 2006. Ninety-three Only, signed and numbered by the Grants.

Austin Osman Spare created this magical stele for Kenneth and Steffi Grant in 1954. The design incorporates portraits of the artist and both recipients, with Steffi Grant represented as the goddess Isis. Replete with secret glyphs and sigillic formulae, the stele may be regarded as the icon par excellence for... more

Price: $988.00

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: $122.95

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: $1,166.00

London: Fulgur Limited, 2008. FIRST EDITION, DELUXE. Limited to 93 hand-numbered and slipcased volumes, signed by publisher, Robert Ansell.

A FINE COPY IN SLIPCASE, quarter bound in green Morocco, with gold custom end papers, top edge gilt, and dust jacket. THE VALLEY OF FEAR is an unpublished sketchbook of 20 vigorous, yet haunting, studies from this bleak period. Designed as a companion volume to THE BOOK OF UGLY ECSTASY... more

Price: $622.00

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 publisher, JD Holmes.

FINE LEATHER SET in small folios. 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... more

Price: $3,788.00