TWO GRIMOIRES: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS by Austin Osman Spare – Limited Edition Hardcover in custom Slipcase
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Starfire Publishing, 2011. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to only 100 signed limited edition hardcover copies in custom slipcase.
With essays by Dr. William Wallace & Stephen Pochin. Introduction by Michael Staley.
The introduction and preliminary matter is printed on the fine press paper, Munken Pure Light Cream, and followed by a plate section of 48 pages, in full color, consisting of the reproduction of both of these early Spare grimoires. To enhance the graphics, another fine press paper, Mohawk Superfine Eggshell, has been chosen. To conclude this new book, the two illustrated essays of commentary and analysis by Wallace and Pochin, are printed on Munken Pure. Besides these flourishes, you will also find a colored frontispiece — the 1905 Spare watercolor, ‘I & Myself in Yoga’, as well as the black and white endpiece, ‘At the Window’ — a 1905 pen and ink drawing by Spare. These illustrations were chosen for their relationship to the period of grimoires, and show elements that occur throughout each of them. 156 pages