Austin Osman Spare: DEAREST VERA Deluxe Edition
Deluxe Edition 2010 176pp Fulgur. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Quarter mauve morocco over mauve cloth boards, top edge silvered. NM in NM dustwrapper, housed in slipcase.
Ltd. Ed. 10/93, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. In his late creative life, Spare was sought out by artists and writers eager to receive insights of experience from the ‘Walworth Road Surrealist.’ And yet, there were very few indeed who became good friends. Vera Wainwright was one such friend. She arrived in Spare’s life as the clouds of war cast a long shadow over South London, and sought him out amid the debris of the blitz to offer her support and affection. Dearest Vera is an account of their friendship told by Spare himself, through the many letters sent to his new pupil.