The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love): The Psychology of Ecstasy
Austin Osman Spare
Private reserve edition of Spare's seminal work, limited to 7 lettered copies, of which this is copy "B." Signed by Alan Moore, Michael Staley, William Wallace and Stephen Pochin. With a specially-commissioned limited edition numbered ex-libris, produced by ‘Master of the Vectors’ Ben Thompson, signed and numbered. A stunning production, this edition includes previously unpublished drawings and ink works that may well have been part of the Spare's wider conception of the Book.
London: Jerusalem Press, 2023. Bound in full black morocco, lettered and decorated in silver, marbled endpapers, silk ribbon, housed in a black moiréd silk slipcase. In fine condition, a beautiful volume.