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AT5A. Lothrop, S.K, Treasures of Ancient America, 1 st edition, Skira 1964, Square folio, red cloth, 14 + 230pp including index, with 144 illustrations (of 145), 84 (of 85) in full colour, a few as line drawings in text, but most as large tipped in plates, with a full page map. The arts of the pre-Columbian civilizations of America from Mexico to Peru. Covers Aztecs, Maya, Chavin, Nazca, Toltec, etc, with a particular focus on religious and magical art. With the ownership signature of Austin Osman Spare aficionado Gavin W Semple to the front paste down. Minor stain to top of front end papers. Sadly lacking one tipped in coloured plate, otherwise a very good, clean and tight copy in good - (edge worn, marked, two sizable chips to top of front panel, though not affecting text or image, worn at ends of folds, a couple of closed, repaired tears to front panel) d/w £8

AT5AA. Nelson, B, The Arcane Eye, 1st edition, 2nd (separate) issue, Happytronics ltd 1985, A4 stapled black card covers printed in gold, 40pp with b/w photographic illustrations throughout with text in white on facing pages, all on gloss black paper; best known as the driving force behind 1970s rockers Be Bop Deluxe, the book consists of a spiritually tinged and in parts mildly erotic journey through Bill’s photography. Originally issued with the four record set Trial by Intimacy, this is one of a small number of overrun copies sold separately in the late 1980s, this one bearing a Sorcerer’s Apprentice price label to the title page, which Nelson has signed in silver ink dated ’89. Light rubbing to edges of covers in places, a few faint surface scratch marks to front cover, crease mark to lower corner of front cover, light pulling and crease marking to the gutter opposite the title page otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a good + copy of a scarce item, particularly signed £25

AT9AC. Spare, A.O, Automatic Drawing, 1st edition thus, I.H.O small 4to pbk. 2005, unpaginated (82pp + advertisement leaf), with a small coloured portrait of the author and many b/w illustrations, some full page; a reprint of Spare’s 1925 Book of Automatic Drawings, first published by Catalpa Press in 1972, together with related material by Spare, Frederick Carter, and Hannen Swaffer; light rubbing to corners, internally and externally clean and tight, a near fine copy of this increasingly uncommon title £40