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  • Author: Spare, Austin Osman.

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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

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

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

Italy: Migliussi, 2010. Private edition of 200 hand numbered copies of which this number twenty.

Tall custom wraps as issued; an exact rendering of the original 1905 edition with printer's specs on title pages, and facsimile signature; A FINE copy. Unpaginated. 4to. ... more

Price: $47.50

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: $49.00

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: $79.00

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

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: 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

London: Jerusalem Press, 2011. Limited to 900 hand-numbered copies.

A FINE COPY IN DUST JACKET. Small folio. First published in 1913, this magical book is resplendent with full page symbolist illustrations that represent some of the artist's most corrosive and beautiful draughtsmanship. It is also festooned with examples of his automatic drawings and sigils, this work has established Spare... more

Price: $93.00

London: Starfire Publishing, 2011. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED, to 1000 copies.

A Fine New Cloth edition in dust jacket. Out of Print. With essays by Dr. William Wallace & Stephen Pochin. Introduction by Michael Staley. The introduction and preliminary matter is printed on the fine press paper, Munken Pure Light Cream, and followed by a plate section of 48 pages, in... more

Price: $122.00

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

UK: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

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

Price: $169.00

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

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, 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

London: Starfire Publishing, 2011. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES. Signed by Staley, Pochin, Wallace, and Wise.

A FINE COPY IN FINE JACKET AND SLIPCASE. Bound in quarter leather and premium blue cloth boards with matching slipcase and dust jacket. Signed on the half title by Dr. William Wallace, Stephen Pochin, Michael Staley, and Caroline Wise, and hand-numbered by Mr. Staley. The introduction and preliminary matter is... more

Price: $322.00

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: Neptune Press, 2006. Limited edition of 150 copies.

A VERY FINE COPY, and still in the original shrink wrap, together with the Weiser issued prospectus. This is copy number 71. 40 pages, 24 drawings on fine parchment paper in landscape in quarto. Afterword by Keith Richmond. ... more

Price: $349.00