Evolution Volume One. From Influx to Automatic Drawing, Austin Osman Spare and Poetry, the Particular Influence of William Blake, W.B. Yeats and John Gray. SPARE: Austin Osman: related work, Stephen Pochin, A. R. Naylor.
Evolution Volume One. From Influx to Automatic Drawing, Austin Osman Spare and Poetry, the Particular Influence of William Blake, W.B. Yeats and John Gray.

Evolution Volume One. From Influx to Automatic Drawing, Austin Osman Spare and Poetry, the Particular Influence of William Blake, W.B. Yeats and John Gray.

Mandrake Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo. (8.5ins x 8.5ins), 44pp. Original black cloth with blind stamped title & gilt symbol on upper board. Colour frontis. Colour and b&w illustrations. Numbered Limited Edition of 225. The first of a projected Series of monographs about Spare. The author looks at Spare in the context of his interaction with contemporary poets, and examines the interaction between word and visual art in his own early work. He follows Spare's abandonment of the cosmopolitan life of London's bohemia, and his withdrawl to South London, and immersion in his occult studies. In the course he presents a number of fresh perspectives on Spares life and influences. This First Edition sold out almost immediately on release. This copy "as new" but for a light bump to lower corner of rear board. Thus, near Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Item #64290

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