From Inferno to Zos: The Writings and Images of Austin Osman Spare (Volume 1)
33cm x 25.5cm.  pages, black and white illustrations. Black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration.
The first in a three volume collection of the writings and images of English occult artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956). Volume one reproduces a poem to Aleister Crowley, Austin O. Spare from Poems and Masks by Vera Wainright, Austin O. Spare from Adventures with Inspiration by Hannen Swaffer, Sex in Art from Ideas and People by Clifford Bax, The following Spare works: Earth Inferno, The Book of Satyrs, The Book of Pleasure, The Focus of Life Anathema of Zos; Automatic Drawing by Austin O. Spare and Frederick Carter, Austin O. Spare by R. E. D. Sketchley, The Art Journal, together with images and illustrations from Twelve Poems, Form Magazine, The Golden Hind, The Equinox, The Starlit Mire, Song from the Classics, A Book of Automatic Drawings… and others, toghether with Notes toward a bibliography of Austin O. Spare compiled by Clive Harper, as well as exhibition catalogues from 1937-1955, with notes by Austin O. Spare, Kenneth Grant, G. Sandilands, Dennis Bardens, and others, as well a miscellany section of newspaper clippings and prospecti.
Minor cup ring stains to cloth. Splitting to upper joint at crown, binding still firm. Minor bumping to crown fore-edge corner, very minor to other corners. Minor soiling to edges. Good Condition.