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Iain Sinclair — Fifty Catacomb Saints — Tangerine Press
Iain Sinclair — Fifty Catacomb Saints — Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 50 numbered copies

"Fifty Catacomb Saints is our 21st Century Illuminations, only this time the light does not glint from the upturned rose bowl of the Crystal Palace, it is from the gold-sprayed teeth of the dead."

—from Chris McCabe's postscript

Fifty Catacomb Saints is a one off fusion of poetry, prose and art in a very limited edition.

With specially commissioned full colour artwork by Dave McKean.

Signed by the author, artist.

50 numbered/signed copies.



Numbered/signed £190 + shipping

More detailed information here:

50 Numbered/signed copies

£190 plus shipping

68 pages. Format, approx. 8”/200mm wide, 11”/280mm 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: 978-1-910691-81-6

Quarter bound with handmade Fabriano Roma paper covered boards and textured cloth spine; front cover artwork embossed in black; Fabriano Tiziano endpapers; acid-free text paper.

With specially commissioned full colour artwork by Dave McKean.

Postscript by Chris McCabe.

Signed by the author, artist.


No reviews will be 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

"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

After thinking he was done with London, or London with him, Iain Sinclair (in company with his daughter Farne) followed his great-grandfather into the low jungle around the headwaters of the Amazon. The resulting journey has been published by Oneworld as The Gold Machine: In the Tracks of the Mule Dancers. He is now working on a block of three subterranean prose-poetry projects, of which Fifty Catacomb Saints is the second. The first, Fever Hammers, has been published by Face Press.

Dave McKean is an award-winning English illustrator, graphic novelist, photographer, designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. He has published many graphic novels, including Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash (a 14-18 Now Foundation/Imperial War Museum/LICAF commission) and Cages, which was reissued in 2016 with an introduction by Terry Gilliam. He has also collaborated with Neil Gaiman, Richard Dawkins, Heston Blumenthal, Ray Bradbury, David Almond and John Cale. He has produced book and album covers for Stephen King, Roy Harper, Alice Cooper, Rolling Stones and Alan Moore, amongst many others. He has written and directed three feature films: Mirrormask, The Gospel of Us (two Cymru Baftas) and Luna (Raindance Best Feature, BIFA). Dave McKean lives on the Isle of Oxney in Kent.

Chris McCabe’s work spans artforms and genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and visual art. His work has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Republic of Consciousness Prize. His first novel, Dedalus, is a sequel to Ulysses; his second, Mud, is a version of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set beneath Hampstead Heath. He is working on an epic series of psychogeographical books documenting the lost poets buried in London’s Victorian cemeteries.

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