Austin Osman Spare Bibliography



other book covers...Book Of Pleasure . Focus Of Life

I. Books By Austin Osman Spare

1. Earth Inferno (1905)
2. A Book Of Satyrs (1907)
3. The Book Of Pleasure (Self Love) The Psychology Of Ecstasy (1909-1913)
4. The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings Of Aaos (1921)
5. Anathema Of Zos: The Sermon To The Hypocrites (1927)
6. A Book Of Automatic Drawing (pub. 1973)
7. Axiomata (pub. 1992)
8. The Witch's Sabbath (pub. 1992)
9. The Book Of Ugly Ecstasy (pub. 1997)
10. Two Tracts On Cartomancy (pub. 1998)
11. The Collected Works Of Austin Osman Spare , ed. Christopher Bray ( 1982, 1986)
12. From The Inferno To Zos 1: The Writings And Images Of Austin Osman Spare , ed. A.R. Naylor (1993)
note: Inferno To Zos 2 and 3 are about Spare, not by Spare

II. Short Articles By Austin Osman Spare

1. Austin Osman Spare and Frederick Carter, 'Automatic Drawing'
from Form vol.1 no.1 (1916) pp. 27-30

2. Austin Osman Spare, 'Note re: Sir Alfred Munnings: The Moderns and Art: "Absit Invidia"',
from The Temple Bar Catalogue (1949) pp. 3-4

3. Austin Osman Spare , 'This And That'
from The Mansion House Tavern Catalogue (1952) pp. 1-2

4. Austin Osman Spare , 'About It And About'
from The White Bear Catalogue (1953) pp.1-3


III. Magazines Edited By Austin Osman Spare

1. Form - A Quarterly Journal , Edited by A.O. Spare and Francis Marsden
Vol.1 No.1 April 1916, Vol.1 No.2 April 1917

2. Form - A Monthly Magazine of the Arts (New Series) , Edited by A.O. Spare and W.H. Davies
Vol.1 No.1 October 1921, Vol.1 No.2 November and December 1921, Vol.1 No.3 January 1922.

3. The Golden Hind - A Quarterly Magazine of Arts And Literature, Edited by Clifford Bax and A.O. Spare
Vol.1 Nos.1-4 October 1922 - July 1923, Vol.2 Nos.5-8 October 1923 - July 1924


IV. Exhibition Catalogues (i dare you to find these!)

1. 56a Walworth Rd. Elephant Catalogue (London 1992)
2. 56a Walworth Rd. Elephant Catalogue (London 1938)
3. 303 Westbourne Grove W11 Catalogue (London 1947)
4. The Temple Bar Catalogue (London 1949)
5. The Mansion House Catalogue (London 1952)
6. The White Bear Catalogue (London 1953)
7. Archer Gallery Catalogue (London 1955)
8. Austin Osman Spare 1886-1956: The Divine Draughtsman, ed. Geraldine Beskin and John Bonner (London 1987)
9.A Retrospective to Celebrate the Launch of The Witch's Sabbath and Axiomata (London 1992)


V. Books And Periodicals Illustrated By A.O. Spare

1. Archer, Ethel - The Whirlpool (London 1911)
2. Bertram, James and F. Russell - The Starlit Mire (London 1911)
3. Blackwood, Algernon - 'The Birth of an Idea' London Mystery Magazine #7 (London 1950)
4. Darling, Hon. Justice - On The Oxford Circuit and Other Verses (London 1909)
5. Edward, Dorothy - 'The Dagger of the Mind' London Mystery Magazine #12 (London 1951)
6. Equinox ~ The Review of Scientific Illuminism 2 (1909)
7. Gardener, Martin - 'Horrible Horns' London Mystery Magazine #7 (London 1950)
8. Grindrod, Charles F. - Songs from the Classics (London 1907)
9. Grindrod, Charles F. - The Sadow of the Raggedstone (London 1909)
10. Spence, Lewis - 'Lucifer Over London' London Mystery Magazine #1 (London 1950)
11. Squire, J.C. - The Gold Tree (London 1917)
12. Squire, J.C. - Twelve Poems (London 1916)
13. Wainwright, Vera - Poems and Masks (Guernsey 1968)
14. Wheeler, Ethel Rolt - Behind the Veil (London 1906)
15. Yeats, W.B. - Eight Poems (London 1916)

VI. Newspaper Articles on A.O. Spare

1: 'Royal Academy Record', The Morning Leader. 5/3/04
2: 'Boy-Artist at the R.A.', The Daily Chronicle. 5/3/04
3: 'Austin Osman Spare', The Morning Leader. 5/4/04
4: 'The Boy~Artist', The Daily Chronicle. 5/04/04
5: 'Triumph of Youth', The Daily News. 5/04/04
6: 'South London Boy Artist', The South London Press. 5/7/04
7: 'Mr. Austin Osman Spare', The Times. 3/5/27
8: 'Art Exhibition', The Times. 11/19/30
9: 'Obituary', The Times. 5/16/56
10: 'Mr. Austin Osman Spare', The Times 5/18/56

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