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Iain Sinclair — Dark Before Dark
Iain Sinclair - Dark Before Dark - Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 100 numbered copies

A Brief Account of the Curious Properties and Eccentric Travels of a Whalebone Box.

With colour and black & white photography by Anonymous Bosch.

Please note: some of the whalebone material has been adapted from Iain Sinclair’s original, much longer version of Living with Buildings (And Walking with Ghosts)

Signed by the author.

100 numbered/signed copies.



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100 Numbered/signed copies

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28 pages. Pinched Crown format, approx. 7”/175mm wide, 10”/250mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered acid-free boards, conservation glue and linen thread; foil embossed front cover artwork; colour title page. ISBN: 978-1-910691-46-5

Handsewn, single section. Quarter bound with hand marbled paper covered boards and cloth spine; front cover artwork embossed in black; Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten blue endpapers; acid-free text paper.

With colour and black & white photography by Anonymous Bosch.

Some of the whalebone material has been adapted from Iain Sinclair’s original, much longer version of Living with Buildings (And Walking with Ghosts)

Signed by the author.


No reviews were solicited.


My Favourite London Devils:

"In these rollicking vignettes of London literary men Sinclair unearths the corpses of forgotten writers, breathing life back into them and into their dusty works."
— The Irish Times

"Here, spanning the last two centuries, the capital is presented in fact and fiction. We are led from the London of Sherlock Holmes to the one we experience today, captured in a rather poignant section on the 2005 London bombings. With a gentle mix of humour and nostalgia, the changing face of the city is hinted at as we learn that the pub where Jack Kerouac enjoyed stout and Welsh Rarebit is now an outlet of the fast-food chain Leon... And, without a doubt, Sinclair’s intention of capturing the city through the works and writers that mean something, have meant something, to him, is an exciting one."
Hackney Citizen

"In My Favourite London Devils, Iain Sinclair takes the reader on a tour through a London that barely exists in a collection of reviews, interviews and essays that’s an enjoyable and occasionally informative read... A devilishly engaging tour through literary London."
Morning Star

"It (Burley Fisher Books) was packed for the recent launch of Sinclair’s new book My Favourite London Devils, a collection of essays dedicated to authors who, like himself, found their muse in London. Written over the past decade and a half, these pieces were recovered from storage and revised by Sinclair. Read together, they prove yet again that London is an inexhaustible theme, and that Sinclair’s take on it never stands still, mirroring the city in flux."
— Times Literary Supplement

"Part memoir, part field guide, My Favourite London Devils memorialises the weird and disreputable history of the capital’s authors, through anecdotes, criticism and biographical essays. Described by the author as ‘a party at the end of time where familiar ghosts line up to tell their overlapping stories’, Sinclair brings together the celebrated (JG Ballard, Angela Carter) with the ‘eternally rediscovered’ (Alexander Baron, Roland Camberton); the overall effect is a form of literary psychogeography, in which Sinclair chases down shadows, legends and pseudonyms, highlighting the briefly recognised and discovering where they intersect with unlikely stars such as Maughan and Burroughs."

Iain Sinclair was born in South Wales. He went to school in the west of England and university in Dublin. He lives, walks and writes in East London. A sequence of books begun in 1975 with Lud Heat concluded in 2017 with The Last London. His gaze in now set on Peru.

Anonymous Bosch was born in Preston, studied fine art in Canterbury and lives in Hastings. The tools he creates and work with are analogue, digital, rescued and invented optical devices. His images are collaborations with the unknown, magnetic force fields, meaningful accidents that become a higher form of truth.

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