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  • Author: Spare, Austin Osman.

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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 The volume includes a prophetic excerpt from Spare's unpublished writings, with a...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

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

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: IHO Books, 2001. FIRST EDITION.

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

Price: $169.00

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 [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: 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: 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: 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

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, 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

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., 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: 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

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. 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