Treadwell's Book of the Month
A Book of Automatic Drawings [sic]- Austin Osman Spare
London, UK: Catalpa Press, 1972. Extra-large folio size hardback,  pages, beige cloth boards quarter bound in tan leather, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, uncut pages. Limited edition of 200 copies; this is number 27.
Text on heavy art stock. Decorative title, contents and end pages, and reproductions of twelve of Spare’s full-page black and white line drawings, with the penultimate page being printed in black and green, and the final page black and brown.
Introduction by Ian Law.
Spare completed his A Book of Automatic Drawing in 1925 but it was never published, until this 1972 edition, following the rediscovery of Spare’s original manuscript.
Although described as automatic drawing, these are no doodles or scribbles; Spare’s mastery and control of line is in evidence. The automatic element manifests the elaborate and sometimes grotesque forms and arabesques of which the drawings are composed, and may be regarded as irruptions from the Unconscious. The full-page, extra-large folio size format allows every last detail to be discerned.
Condition: Near Fine.
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