Bonhams, the London auctioneers, will auction a number of sketchbooks by Spare at their sale on 11th July 2006. Bonhams sale of 20th Century British Art at their New Bond Street premises will include a number of drawings and associated books and correspondence. The lot numbers are 11, 12 and 13. Three drawings are illustrated in Bonham’s on line catalogue, which also provides further useful information.

Go to the Bonhams website at www.bonhams.com and type ‘Austin Osman Spare’ into the ‘item search’ box at the top right of the home page (if you just type ‘Spare’ you will get a list of car body spare parts you can bid for…).

You can register, for free, to receive automatic e-mails when ever new items by Spare, or any other named artist or writer appear for sale. This is also worth doing for the other main auction houses of Sothebys and Christies which sometimes offer items of Thelemic interest.