John Balance, The Palace of Excess

John Balance, The Palace of Excess

The latest list from Caduceus Books (Leicestershire, UK) contains some really extraordinary items – many at very reasonable prices – from the Coil Collection.

As Ben says in his introduction to the list:

John (or Jhon) Balance (Geoff Rushton) & Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) were involved in the formation of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and went on to found Coil, a band of major importance in the field of avant garde music. These cultural heroes developed what was, surely, one of the most important collections or occult art and books in the world. ┬áThese items are from that collection…



1) Books and Art from the Coil Collection
i) 1st Edition Spares
ii) Books About Spare, Reprints
iii) Coil’s Copies of the Prime Book about Coil & Associates
iv) Some Other items
v) Some Pictures from the Coil Collection

3) A Tribute

4) Other Books
i) Cultus Sabbati
ii) Other Items
5) A Note Regarding Irwin, Book of Magic