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  • Author: Spare, Austin.

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

Light dusting to the covers, but free of stains, 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: $725.00

London: Starfire Publishing, 2011. LIMITED EDITION OF 111 COPIES. Signed and numbered by Michael Staley on the title page.

A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH VOLUME IN MATCHING SLIPCASE. This journal is printed on quality heavy matte, with a colored frontispiece. The first issue of Starfire was published in 1986, and the fifth issue appeared in 1995. Includes THE BOOK OF BABALON by Jack Parsons with special commentary by Michael Staley... more

Price: $269.00

Thame: IHO Publishing, 2003.

Presentation copy to JD Holmes from A.R. Naylor, with Mandrake compliments slip laid in; A FINE COPY in custom wraps as issued. Edited and compiled by A.R. Naylor. Well illustrated. 260 pages. Quarto, ... more

Price: $244.00

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

In French fold wraps as issued; A MINT COPY, unread and uncirculated. Illustrated. With an introduction by Gavin Semple. and includes the "Surreal Racing Forecast Cards" in a printed sleeve at no extra charge. These are a near exact facsimile of the first issue, except slightly shaved to preserve the... 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

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

Seattle: First Impressions, 1993. PROOF COPY, signed.

A FINE COPY in white printer's wrappers as issued, uncirculated. Signed by JD Holmes on the verso. 368 pages. Folio. ... more

Price: $450.00

Cincinnati: Black Moon, 1985. Facsimile edition of the 1927 edition.

In wraps, side-bound; title label tipped to front panel; A VERY GOOD+ or better copy. Preface to this edition by Louis Martinie. Illustrated. 4to. ... more

Price: $65.00

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: $450.00

Italy: Migliussi, 1991. First Edition, limited, of 111 copies of which this is hand number seventy.

In custom wraps and enamel papers; A FINE COPY, illustrated. Text in Italian. Small 4to. ... more

Price: $55.00

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

Italy: Migliussi, 2001. Second limited edition of 200 copies of which this is hand number twenty.

In custom wraps; A FINE COPY, illustrated by Spare. Preface by Kenneth Grant. Text in Italian. 8vo. ... more

Price: $65.00

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: $77.00

Seattle: First Impressions, 1993. PROOF COPY, signed.

A FINE COPY in white printer's wrappers as issued, uncirculated. Signed by JD Holmes on the verso. 368 pages ... more

Price: $750.00

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 custom gold 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: $475.00

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: $47.50

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: $1,375.00

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

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

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: $3,500.00