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

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

Brisbane, AU: Salamander & Sons, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 198pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Illustrated in colour and b/w. Bibliography & index. The standard hardcover edition. A richly-illustrated study of the two pre-eminent twentieth century artist-magicians, Austin Osman Spare and Rosaleen Norton by the late 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. A well-produced volume, with numerous examples of the artists' work and contemporary photographs. Light bump to upper spine, else appears unused, thus near Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket protected by removable mylar sleeve.). Item #64287
ISBN: 9780980409987

Price: $175.00