The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos. Austin Osman SPARE, Francis Marsden, author and.
The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos.
The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos.
The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos.
The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos.

The Focus of Life. The Mutterings of Aaos.

London: The Morland Press, 1921. First Edition - Second Issue. Hardcover. Large Quarto. xii + 44pp (plus 11 plates). Original buff colored boards with white buckram spine, with title lettered in black up the spine. The work itself is one of Spare's more enigmatic: a magical-philosophical discourse with Nietzschean undertones. Harper A4b - according to Harper there were only 600 copies of this edition printed, and it was sometimes advertised by Spare as a "limited edition." This copy is the second issue of the first edition, with a slip of paper with the words "With an Introduction by Francis Marsden" printed on it pasted over the third and fourth lines on the title page. There was also a specially bound etc. edition deluxe of 50 copies (Harper A4a). Bump to head of spine causing a corresponding mild crease to the inner upper margin of the text block. Tears and fraying to cloth at head and tail of spine, two inch split in cloth at rear hinge, boards heavily rubbed around the edges, corners rounded, spine darkened. Endpapers cracked at gutter; somewhat shaken. Pages uniformly toned, with some thumbing. A Good only copy of an increasingly difficult-to-find work that is oddly seldom encountered in much better condition. Item #51942

Price: $650.00