‘Two Grimoires’ by Austin Osman Spare

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This long-awaited title will at last be published in September 2011, and is now available for ordering ahead of publication.

Two Grimoires is a sumptuous, sewn hardbound book, Octavo format, 156 pages, with a full colour dustjacket, and limited to 1000 copies.

Included is a 48-page section of colour plates, a colour frontispiece, and a black and white endpiece.

The core of the book is the publication for the first time of two elaborate book dummies by Spare which he produced during the years 1905 and 1906. Each consists of more than twenty finely-drawn pen, ink and watercolour images, in some cases accompanied by brief captions. Internal evidence suggests that they were intended for publication, but were never completed. Their publication here is accompanied by two finished pictures by Spare from the same period, incorporating elements from the grimoires.

Accompanying the grimoires are an Introduction by Michael Staley and two illustrated essays of commentary and preliminary analysis by William Wallace and Stephen Pochin.

More details of the contents of Two Grimoires can be found at http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/TwoGrimoires_moredetails.htm.

The standard edition is bound in red cloth and is priced at £30.00. Postage and packing is an additional £5.00 within the UK, £7.00 within Europe, and £10.00 elsewhere. For customers in Canada and the USA, the standard edition should be ordered from Holmes Publishing, our distributors there. For all customers not in Canada or the USA, payments can be made directly by Paypal to starfire.books@btinternet.com (in Sterling only) or by using the form at http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/TwoGrimoires_paypal_standard.htm. Payment can also be made (again, in Sterling only) by a cheque drawn on a UK bank, or by International Money Order or Banker’s Draft. Cheques, money orders or drafts should be made payable to ‘Starfire Publishing Ltd.’ and posted to Starfire Publishing Ltd., BCM Starfire, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom.

The deluxe edition will be available in October 2011. Limited to 100 copies, it is available from the publishers only. The boards are bound in cloth, and there is an additional leather quarter-binding. The book is slip-cased, with full-colour dust-jacket, and comes with coloured endpapers, and with top and tail bands to the binding. Each copy is hand-numbered, and signed by Michael Staley, William Wallace and Stephen Pochin. The price is £120.00. Postage and packing is an additional £7.00 within the UK, £12.00 within Europe, and £15.00 elsewhere. Payments can be made directly by Paypal to starfire.books@btinternet.com (in Sterling only) or by using the buttons at directly by Paypal to starfire.books@btinternet.com (in Sterling only) or by using the form at http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/TwoGrimoires_paypal_deluxe.htm. Payment can also be made (again, in Sterling only) by a cheque drawn on a UK bank, or by International Money Order or Banker’s Draft. Cheques, money orders or drafts should be made payable to ‘Starfire Publishing Ltd.’ and posted to Starfire Publishing Ltd., BCM Starfire, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom.

Michael Staley,
12th August 2011.

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