Edward Gauntlett: SHADES IN MAUVE Deluxe Edition
Deluxe Edition 2015 100pp Von Zos. Illustrated. Full green cloth with titling foiled in gold. NM, housed in slipcase.
Ltd. Ed. 2/40, signed by author on limitation page, includes a numbered colour sigil postcard.
Shades in Mauve takes the form of an historical survey of certain streams that have fed the Typhonian Current from the distant past until comparatively recent times. Beginning with the most ancient headwaters in prehistoric Africa, it notes the appearance of springs and tributaries rising here and there throughout European history. Emphasis is placed upon the artistic and creative nature of the Current; an emphasis not amenable to a purely academic approach.
Kenneth Grant’s work forms a constant undercurrent to the discussion. The text leads out from themes that initially appeared in The Magical Revival and elaborates upon some of the topics in that first volume of the trilogies.