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  • Author: Spare, Austin Osman.

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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: $1,350.00

London: Jerusalem Press, 2011. Special Edition of six copies only of which this is "D", signed by Alan Moore and Michael Staley on the title page, and Stephen Pochin at the colophon.

A FINE COPY. Special binding in full leather in a customized printed slipcase, with inserted plate, and a limited bibliographical broadside on THE BOOK OF PLEASURE by Clive Harper, and numbered and signed by him. Tall quarto. ... more

Price: $1,277.00

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: $875.00

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: $875.00

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: $844.00

London: Jerusalem Press, 2011. Limited deLuxe edition, signed by Alan Moore and Michael Staley on the title page, and one of 100 hand-numbered copies.

Special binding of cloth and leather in a customized printed slipcase, with inserted plate, and a limited bibliographical broadside on THE BOOK OF PLEASURE by Clive Harper, and numbered and signed by him. Tall quarto. ... more

Price: $675.00

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: 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: $589.00

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

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: $498.00

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

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: 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, 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, 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 with illustrations, some in color. 174 pages. Small 4to. ... more

Price: $169.00

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: 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