Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare. Dr. Nevill DRURY, Paul Hardacre.
Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare.

Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare.

Brisbane, AU: Salamander & Sons, 2012. Deluxe edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 198pp. Full black leather with gilt lettering to upper cover and spine. Illustrated in colour and b/w. Bibliography & index. The deluxe edition, limited to 95 hand-numbered copies - this being copy number 1. This edition includes a loose 9.5 x 7 inch b&w limited edition print of a work attributed to Rosaleen Norton - although it looks like no work of hers we have ever seen. This edition went out of print before production. A richly-illustrated study of the two pre-eminent twentieth century artist-magicians, Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare, by Nevill Drury (author of "Pan's Daughter" and numerous studies of Western magical traditions). Drury gives a biographical overview and analysis of the occult symbolism and approaches of both artists; in his introduction the author recounts the importance of Norton and Spare in influencing his own interest and later exploration of both the Occult and Art. Numerous examples of the artists' work and contemporary photographs. "As new" thus a tight, clean about Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #61536
ISBN: 9780980409987

Price: $400.00

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