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Adventures in Limbo.

Adventures in Limbo. (Out of Print)

by Spare, Austin Osman

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Binding: Paperback

Book ID: A7830, A7830

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London: Neptune Press, 2006. isbn 9780954706364. First Edition, Limited Softcover. Oblong quarto (215mm tall x 320mm long), with a printed dustjacket folded over thick card covers. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies. A beautifully crafted work comprising reproductions of twenty-four pencil sketches from a previously unpublished sketchbook by Austin Osman Spare. The sketches are facsimiles of the originals, one to a page, single-sided, and printed on heavyweight 500 year 'Goatskin parchment paper.' The drawings, with color pencil flourishes, were executed by Spare in 1944 and 1945, whilst he was still recovering from the injury and trauma of being 'bombed out' during the Blitz, a few years earlier. Spare considered the work in the sketchbook, which he titled "Adventures in Limbo," to be amongst the 'best' of his work at the time, and described it modestly as 'a fairly representative sample of my inventive work.' The book sold out within two weeks of publication. This copy is unopened, still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. Thus in Fine condition.

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