A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work. Austin Osman SPARE.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.
A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.

A Book of Automatic Drawing [ A Book of Automatic Drawings ] PLUS A Folio Containing Four Loose Prints on Handmade Paper from the Same Work.

London: Catalpa Press / Teitan Press, 1973 / 2011. Teitan Press "Edition Deluxe" Hardcover. Folio. (17" x 12" - 43.2cm x 30.5cm) (40pp.) Handbound in black goatskin spine with black cloth boards and title and design by Spare gilt stamped on front board. Edition limited to 40 hand-numbered copies printed on handmade paper, "posthumously signed" by Spare by means of a tipped in signed cheque that had been recovered from his home after his death. Spare finished "A Book of Automatic Drawing" in 1925, but his attempts to publish it himself failed, and it remained unpublished until it was printed by the Catalpa Press of London in 1973. The printed sheets are a magnificently-crafted reproduction of Spare's original manuscript sketchbook and comprise a decorative title, contents and end pages, plus twelve full-page plates and an Introduction by Ian Law. The Catalpa Press had them printed by an art-printer in two states: those for a "standard edition" were printed on white wove paper and those for an "edition deluxe" were printed on hand-made paper. In 2010 a number of unbound sets of sheets from both the deluxe and standard printings were rediscovered in these formed the basis of a new edition by Teitan Press, which like the Catalpha Press edition was released in both standard and deluxe issues. This copy is one of the Teitan Press deluxe issues, limited to 40 quarter-leather bound copies, utilising the original handmade paper sheets, and with a check signed by Austin Osman Spare tipped in, and a loose 12 page booklet by Keith Richmond, recounting the complicated history of the book. Also included is a flexible card folder, with printed title-label, housing four *extra* loose 17" x 12" prints from the book, also printed on handmade paper, and suitable for framing. Spare's title for the book was "A Book of Automatic Drawing" but the cover title of the Catalpa edition had "A Book of Automatic Drawings" (plural) a convention that has been carried over to the Teitan editions. The book is a superb production. This copy from the collection of British artist, writer and musician David Tibet (who assisted in the publication of this edition) with his bookplate on the front free endpaper. As might be expected with sheets that are 45 years old, there is the occasional minor blemish. A few light marks to the covers, some natural flaws and a little discoloration to the leather. But overall near Fine condition. NOTE: This book is very large and somewhat heavy - thus additional shipping (at cost) will be applied to order. Please inquire in advance if you wish. Item #64243

Price: $675.00

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