Poems and Masks. Austin Osman: Illustrates SPARE, Vera Wainwright.

Poems and Masks.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey: Toucan Press, 1968. First Edition - Limited. Softcover, small octavo, 24pp. Stapled booklet. Original yellow wrappers with black-printed design by Spare. Edition limited to 200 copies. A posthumously-published collection of poems by Wainwright (1893-1967) with reproductions of six original mask-like drawings provided for the book by Spare. Wainwright became friends with Spare after being introduced to him by fellow poet and former Crowley associate Victor Neuberg. From the collection of the late Robert (Taylor) Agasucci (aka Stafford Stone), artist, graphic designer, book illustrator and aficionado of the work of Austin Osman Spare. Wrappers a trifle dusty, otherwise a VG+ copy - unusual thus. Item #55474

Price: $80.00