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AT3A. (Durer, A), Thausing, M, Albert Durer: His Life and Work, 1st English edition, John Murray 1882, complete in 2 volumes, rebound in matching quarter charcoal roan over blue cloth boards, 16 + 376pp, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 6 plates, 8 + 347pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 13 plates (one folding), title pages decorated in red, translated from the German and edited by F.A. Eaton. Arguably one of the best and most comprehensive biographical studies of Durer’s life and work, with a splendid set of illustrations from engraved initial letters to the familiar esoteric and religious themed scenes. Ex lib, minimal trace, gilt file numbers to spines, book plates to front paste-downs, and small stamps to verso of title pages, a few minor marks to covers, minor spotting to prelims otherwise internally clean and tight. Margin to one plate in volume one rather ragged and soiled with a few small tears, one of which slightly affects the image but without loss, smallish chip to margin of one leaf in volume two with loss of a couple of letters either side, a shame as these are otherwise a near very good, but consequently cheap set of the scarce first English issue £25

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

AT7. Romilly Allen, F, Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times, 1st edition, Methuen 1904, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt series title (The Antiquary’s Books) to front board, 18 + 315pp including index + 4pp advertisements and 40pp publisher’s catalogue,  with many illustrations in the text + 46 plates. A comprehensive study from the origins of the pagan Celts through to early Christianity, via the Bronze and Iron Ages. A few minor marks to cloth, spine slightly faded with upper portion slightly rubbed, ownership inscriptions to front end paper, minor spots to end papers and a few margins, text clean and tight, a good + overall copy £12

AT9AD. (Spare, A.O.), Wallace, W, Austin Osman Spare: The Artist’s Books 1905 – 1927, 1995, new edition, I.H.O. Books Cr4to pbk. 2005, 14 + 473pp, with diagrams, tables, and other illustrations in the text, with a foreword by Prof. R. Cardinal and edited by A.R. Naylor; Wallace conducts a detailed analysis of Spare’s five main books (Earth Inferno, A Book of Satyrs, The Book of Pleasure, The Focus of Life, and The Anathema of Zos), showing his influences from William Blake to Theosophy, ancient Egypt to Aleister Crowley, and all in-between, together with introductory chapters, glossary, and a detailed source bibliography. A couple of trivial marks to covers,  lower corners slightly rubbed, a couple of faint marks to edges of text block, faint trace of erased pencil inscription to front end paper otherwise internally clean and tight, overall a very good + copy of the second and last edition of this long out of print and increasingly scarce title £75