The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love). The Psychology of Ecstasy. Austin Osman SPARE, with, Kenneth Grant, Ernest H. R. Collings.
The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love). The Psychology of Ecstasy.
The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love). The Psychology of Ecstasy.
The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love). The Psychology of Ecstasy.

The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love). The Psychology of Ecstasy.

Montreal, Canada: 93 Publishing, 1975. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Folio (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches). xii + 60 pp. Black cloth, white title, etc. to spine and front cover, many black and white illustrations. Edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies. "The Book of Pleasure" was first published in 1913 - probably at around the time that Spare ended his association with Aleister Crowley. Although Crowley suggested that Spare had "imitated" his own works, the magical system which Spare outlines in "The Book of Pleasure" is one of startling originality, and the book must rate as one of the most important and innovative occult works of the twentieth century. While "The Book of Pleasure" has been reprinted a number of times now, this 93 Publishing edition is arguably closest in terms of size and presentation to the original edition that was published by Spare in 1909. Harper A3b. Lower edges slightly faded, page edges a bit darkened and lightly foxed, pages a bit toned. Still a tight, bright and clean VG+ copy in VG + dust jacket. (Dust jacket has just a little chipping & chafing to edges and points, very light creases, not clipped but a single pen line through original price - otherwise one of the nicer dust jackets that we have seen on this volume). Item #60158
ISBN: 0919690025

Price: $200.00