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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

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