The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos [Book]. Austin Osman Spare, 1886–1956 Brit.
The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos [Book]
The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos [Book]
The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos [Book]
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The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos [Book]

1921. Hardcover quarto with quarter vellum and buckram boards, gilt text to spine, annotated “no. 8” and signed by Austin Osman Spare in ink on half-title, “Angus & Robertson Ltd” bookseller stamp on pastedown, 32.5x 25.7cm. Foxing to vellum and interior pages, most notably to prelims, slight bumping to corners of boards.

Published by The Morland Press, London, 44pp with 13 full-page illustrations (includes one for frontispiece and one for title page). This is one of 50 copies numbered and signed by the artist.

Written and illustrated by Spare, The Focus of Life is a comprehensive treatise on key occult concepts he introduced in his previous writings.

Austin Osman Spare was an “English artist and occultist who worked as both a draughtsman and a painter. Influenced by Symbolism and Art Nouveau, his art was known for its clear use of line, and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery. In an occult capacity, he developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing and drawing, and sigilisation, based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self.” Ref: Wiki.

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