FOCUS ON LIFE, by Austin Osman Spare - 1975 [Ltd Ed]$123.25
Focus On Life
written and illustrated by Austin Osman Spare
This book is number 128 of 500 printed in this limited edition. Originally published in 1921, this over-sized reprint is a luscious "coffee table" style book featuring some of his "automatic drawings" accompanied by some of his theories and philosophies on the occult. 44 pages. 10 x 12.75 inches.
Publishing Info: Askin Publishers, Hertfordshire, UK. 1975.
Overall in VERY GOOD+ condition, with VERY GOOD- DJ.
- Book looks very nice overall. It has some wear, but was obviously treated with care.
- Blue cloth over boards is clean, with gently bumped spine ends and three corners bumped.
- Gilt on spine is bright and clear.
- Inside pages are a cream linen and free of marks or obvious age toning.
- Pastedowns show some minor age toning.
- Dust jacket looks very nice behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
- Close examination of the DJ shows some dirt and aging on back. Overall it has some minor scuffs / shelfwear, with light to moderate edgewear, including gently chipped corners and spine ends. Closed half-inch tear from top on back. Closed tear at lower edge on front was taped years ago.