Psychopathia Sexualis, Austin Osman Spare
Deluxe edition, limited to 69 copies of which this is number 50. Signed by contributors Jeremy Biles, Elijah Burgher, Rebecca Fasman, Ryan M. Pfeiffer, Robert Shehu-Ansell and Rebecca Walz. A stunning production of Spare's portfolio of drawings for Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis, published here for the first time to accompany an exhibition of the original drawings from the collection of the Kinsey Institute. Edited by Ryan M. Pfeiffer, Rebecca Walz and Robert Shehu-Ansell, this book reproduces the forty-four portfolio drawings in astonishing detail, drawn from hi-resolution scans made directly from the original artwork. These extraordinary works by Spare have been augmented with a preface from Rebecca Fasman, curator at the Kinsey Institute, an introduction detailing the discovery by Ryan M. Pfeiffer and Rebecca Walz, and illustrated analytical essays from Elijah Burgher, Jeremy Biles and Robert Shehu-Ansell.
London: Fulglur Press, 2022. Handbound by Ludlow Bookbinders in full pigskin stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, with marbled endpapers, ribbon, fleece-lined silk chemise, and slipcase. The largest book yet produced by Fulgure, measuring 38cm x 25.5cm, matching the original format of Spare's 1913 Book of Pleasure. Featuring 53 color and 5 black and white illustrations. Publisher's material and exhibition brochure laid in. In fine condition, with the natural blemishes to pigskin present, as described in the publisher's material. A stunning production.