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Rare Kenneth Grant/Andrew Chumbley titles

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A short list of rare titles from Xoanon, Starfire and Skoob.

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A short list of rare titles from Xoanon, Starfire and Skoob.

XOANON

090701. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: ONE, THE GRIMOIRE OF THE GOLDEN TOAD
1st 2000 64pp Xoanon hardback. Full faux leather binding. Boards sl. bowed as usual, else VG+. Ltd. ed. 22/77. Loosely inserted is an envelope (slightly crumpled on the flap) inscribed "Sabbatrakhion" by the author and sigilised. Enclosed is a red printed card (A4 folded once to make an A5 card) which has been signed by the author and sigilised. This encloses a single midnight blue sheet of light card heavily sigilised, signed and inscribed by the author using metallic inks. There is also a small envelope inscribed "Toadskin + Blackthorn" by the author with decorative scrolls and a sigil. This contains a blackthorn spike and a talisman in coloured ink on a triangular piece of toad skin. The scarcest published Cultus Sabbatai book, detailing the ancient ritual involving the crucifixion of a toad that has been associated with the Guild of the Horseman's Word. Also included with this copy is a typed letter from the author, signed and sigilised. The letter confirms reservation of the grimoire and goes on to detail future publications, including “Viridarium Umbris” and “The Dragon Book of Essex.” £1800.00

090702. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: AZOETIA – SETHOS-BEHENA EDITION
2003 366pp Xoanon. Black cloth boards with skull and crossbones motif in silver on front and rear boards, black endpapers and black ribbon marker. Housed in black slipcase with silver motif. NM. Ltd. ed. 40/77. Sigilised and signed “Alogos” on the limitation page. Loosely inserted A5 sized white envelope, hand numbered “40 of 77” containing 8pp A5 stapled booklet in plum wraps, titled “The Rite of Amethystine Light.” This was only issued with the Behena edition, again signed and numbered on limitation page. Also included is a smaller sigilised envelope containing a hand painted Talisman in black walnut ink on oriental snake-skin paper. This edition, the Behena or Black edition, was issued on 15th May 2003, the 11th. anniversary of the original edition. £795.00

090703. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
1st 1995 80pp Fulgur/Xoanon. 11 illus. NM in (protected) NM d/w. Limited to 500 copies in standard edition. Poem of 72 verses based on Yatukih Sorcery of Ancient Persia, the Yezidic cult of Shaitan & the widdershin dance of the Sufi. Includes extensive commentary plus the Rite of the Opposer and a full glossary. £250.00

090704. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: SHAITAN EROTO THANAT OPHIA
2008 14” x 20” print, raised gold foil on acid free heavy purple art-paper Three Hands Press in co-operation with Xoanon. First printed in Starfire, where it accompanied the article "Wisdom for the New Flesh", the work heralds the inauguration of the Sabbatic current as the iconographic lumen-stone of the Opposer, daimon of the Crooked Path. Printed at the full-scale size of the original, an important part of the work of this gifted Magical Artist and Visionary. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies. £75.00

090705. DANIEL SCHULKE: VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS
1st 2005 526pp Xoanon. Prof. illus. No d/w as issued. Sage green cloth, decorations stamped in copper. Boards and some pages edges sl. marked else VG. Ltd. ed. 13/576. The Pleasure Garden of Shadow, which Treats of the Secret Knowledge of Trees and Herbs Deliver'd by the Fallen Angels unto Man. An excellent discourse on the magical use of plants and herbs. Schulke is the Magister of the Cultus Sabbati, having taken over after the death of Andrew Chumbley. £200.00

090706. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON CODEX VASCULUM EDITION
2008 304pp Xoanon. 33 illus. Rust cloth boards with motif stamped in black pewter on front board. NM. Ltd. ed. 692/720. Revised edition of the 2001 original. £75.00


KENNETH GRANT/STARFIRE

090707. KENNETH GRANT: BLACK TO BLACK
1st ed. 1963 31pp Carfax. Black cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Very slight browning on half-title page else VG+ in VG+ (unclipped) d/w. Collection of 15 poems, plus introductory note. Limitation page states “Limited edition of which the first hundred copies are signed and numbered.” This copy is not numbered, however, it is signed by Kenneth Grant on the half-title page. Aside from the original Carfax Monographs, this is surely the rarest Grant title. Although the poems have since been collected in Convolvulus, this original edition has a Talismanic quality to it. £395.00

090708. KENNETH GRANT: THE MAGICKAL REVIVAL
1st thus 1991 244pp Skoob. 12pp plates. Small bookstore stamp on title page, front endpaper sl. creased top right corner, 2 minor annotation in text margins else VG in VG d/w. The first volume in the Typhonian trilogies. £75.00

090709. KENNETH GRANT: ALEISTER CROWLEY AND THE HIDDEN GOD
1st thus 1992 246pp Skoob. 16pp plates. Pages very slightly yellowing else VG+ in VG+ d/w. Study of Crowley’s system of sex magick. £75.00

090710. KENNETH GRANT: CULTS OF THE SHADOW
1st thus 1994 244pp Skoob. 20pp plates. VG in VG dw. A study of the left hand path, material on Michael Bertiaux etc. £75.00

090711. KENNETH GRANT: NIGHTSIDE OF EDEN
1st thus 1994 304pp Skoob. 16pp plates. VG in VG d/w. Study of the nightside of the tree of life. £75.00

090712. KENNETH GRANT: OUTSIDE THE CIRCLES OF TIME
1st 1980 316pp Muller. 16pp plates. Page edges browned (as usual). VG in VG d/w. Much material on Andahadna (Nema, Maggie Ingalls) and the received text Liber Pennae Praenumbra. £75.00

090713. KENNETH GRANT: OUTSIDE THE CIRCLES OF TIME
Rev. ed. 2008 332pp Starfire. 22pp plates inc. col. NM in NM d/w. This edition has been newly typeset, with some of the original illustrations now in colour, and augmented with previously unpublished artwork by Steffi Grant. This copy is signed by Kenneth Grant. £125.00

090714. KENNETH GRANT: HECATE’S FOUNTAIN
1st 1992 288pp Skoob. 16pp plates. Small tear to d/w top right cover, page edges sl. browned else VG+ in VG d/w. Much material on the workings of the New Isis lodge. £95.00

090715. KENNETH GRANT: OUTER GATEWAYS
1st 1994 264pp Skoob. 16pp plates. NM in NM d/w. Material on the Necronomicon and the reception of The Book of the Law. £25.00

090716. KENNETH GRANT: THE NINTH ARCH
1st 2002 603pp Starfire. 24 b/w plates plus col. frontis. by Austin Osman Spare and col. endpiece featuring the covers of all nine Typhonian volumes. VG+ in VG+ d/w. The final volume in the Typhonian Trilogies, this work mainly comprises of The Book of the Spider (OKBISh) - a series of oracular transmissions conducted by skryers of the New Isis Lodge of the Typhonian OTO between 1955-62. The grimoire is followed by an extensive commentary (over 600 pages). £195.00

090717. KENNETH GRANT: AGAINST THE LIGHT
Deluxe ed. 1997 120pp Starfire. Bound in quarter Morocco and handmade paper. Top and bottom edges sl. knocked else VG in VG d/w. Ltd. ed. 50 copies only. This is the deluxe edition of the first Nightside Narrative, inscribed “No. 17 of 50 copies” and signed by both Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Extremely scarce. £300.00

090718. KENNETH GRANT: AGAINST THE LIGHT
1st 1997 120pp Starfire. VG in VG d/w. A copy of the standard edition, now out of print. £50.00

090719. KENNETH GRANT: THE OTHER CHILD
Deluxe ed. 2003 216pp Starfire. Bound in quarter Goatskin and handmade paper. Colour Frontis by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 35/94, signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. Includes original flyer and launch invitation. Contains “The Other Child” and five other novellas. £150.00

090720. KENNETH GRANT: THE OTHER CHILD
1st 2003 216pp Starfire. Colour Frontis by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch. £100.00

090721. KENNETH GRANT: CONVOLVULUS
Deluxe ed. 2005 188pp Starfire. Bound in quarter goatskin and handmade paper. d/w art by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. Numbered 13/75 copies, signed in green by Kenneth Grant and in black by Steffi Grant. This is the long-awaited collection of poems. Included here are two collections previously published - Black to Black and other poems (1963) and The Gull's Beak and other poems (1970). Also included is a third, previously unpublished collection, Convolvulus: Poems of Love and the Other Darkness. Together, these poems span the years from the nineteen-forties to the present day. Integrated with the poems are twenty-one sketches by Austin Osman Spare. £150.00

090722. KENNETH GRANT: CONVOLVULUS
1st ed. 2005 188pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch. £100.00

090723. KENNETH GRANT: AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
Deluxe ed. 2006 134pp Starfire. Bound in quarter cloth and Himalayan handmade orange paper. 14 b/w plates. d/w art by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 16/97. Collected for the first time as one volume are these penetrating essays on contemporary figures in Eastern Mysticism which Kenneth Grant wrote from the early 1950s onwards. Published originally in various Asian journals as well as the 1970s encyclopaedia series Man, Myth & Magic, they concern Sages such as Ramana Maharshi, Pagal Haranath, Ramakrishna, Anandamayi Ma, Sivananda, and others. At the core of these essays is the crucial insight of Advaita, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘not divided’, and associated with the Indian school of Advaita Vedanta and the work of perhaps its most famous exponent, the Sage Sri Shankacharya. £150.00

090724. KENNETH GRANT: AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
1st 2006 134pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch. £100.00

090725. DONALD TYSON: LIBER LILITH
Deluxe ed. 2006 317pp Starfire. Col. Frontis. by Stafford Stone. Bound in red cloth with sword motif in white on front bd. Housed in red slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 80/81. Liber Lilith is a powerful and disturbing book which charts the disintegration of a German occultist, Karl Steiger, who in mysterious circumstances comes across an ancient Gnostic grimoire, long considered lost. This contains the stunning revelation that it was Lilith, Queen of Hell and Mother of all Demons, who fashioned Adam from the clay of the earth, and who visited Eve in the form of a great serpent to teach her the secret wisdom of Heaven. The grimoire reveals in seductive detail a system of sex magic taught to mankind by Lilith, by which she may be summoned as a lover and teacher. The book opens with an introduction by the editor of Steiger's journal, and follows with a reproduction of the grimoire itself. Next comes the working journal of Steiger, revealing the progress of the ill-starred occultist as he discovers this lost necromantic grimoire, steeps himself in its shadows, and is beguiled by the glamours of Lilith. He is compelled to put into practice the obscene rituals as set out in the grimoire, and he gradually succumbs to madness as Lilith answers his call and he is enmeshed ever deeper in her dark and sinister web. £165.00

090726. STARFIRE VOL. 1 NO. 5
1st 1994 204pp Starfire A4 journal. Prof. illus. VG+. This issue has an 8 page article by Andrew Chumbley “Wisdom for the New Flesh” plus two full page illustrations. Also articles by Michael Staley, Gavin Semple on Austin Spare etc. plus reviews and more. An excellent journal. £75.00

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