Zos-Kia - An Introductory Essay on the Art and Sorcery of Austin Osman Spare - Gavin W. Semple 1995 - Fulgar BCM , London - First Edition ‘....we find him of the company of Blake and Fuseli and their circle; but far superior to any of them in the mastery of representational craft.’

A fine, bright copy of Gavin W. Semple’s
Zos-Kia, an essay exploring the life and methodology of famed occultist, artist and writer, Austin Osman Spare, illustrated throughout with 8 full page colour plates, 2 black and white photographs and numerous full page and in-text drawings, together with a woodblock print on rust coloured paper laid in.

As one of the most fascinating figures of the surrealist movement in 1920’s Europe, Spare captured the public imagination with his etchings, drawings and paintings, and became the youngest entrant to the Royal Academy summer exhibition in 1904. Gavin Semple’s
Zos Kia is unrivalled in its critical examination of Spare’s influences and methodology, and contains previously unpublished excerpts from Spare’s last grimoire ‘The Logomachy of Zos’
  Semple’s essay was first published in Starfire magazine, and was considerably revised and expanded for this edition.

Provenance: from the library of Osman Spare expert, Tony Whittington, author of
‘The Magic/Sorcery of Austin Osman Spare Reconstructed’ published in 2010, with his ink signature to the front free endpaper.

Octavo (21 x 15 cm). pp. 51 [1]. Original brown paper wrappers with rust coloured dust jacket printed in black.
  Condition: Fine.   Ref: 108495   Price: HK$ 3,000