London: Fanfrolico Press, 1928-1929.
Offering a varied and at times controversial collection of Australian and European literary talent, "The London Aphrodite" is a testament to the energy and talent of the Lindsay family as artists, writers and publishers. The journal was banned in the United States for alleged obscenity.
From the editiorial manifesto: 'We affirm Life, and for definition quote Nietzsche: Spirit is that life which itself cuts into life. We affirm Beauty, and by that term understand a sensual harmony, a homogenous ecstasy, which, constructing intellectually, yet hates nothing so much as the dry cogs of the objectified and objectifying intellect.'.
Octavo, complete set of six volumes in original illustrated wrappers, occasional black & white plates and scattered vignettes by Norman Lindsay; a little browning of the covers, a near-fine set.
Price (AUD): $300.00 other currencies