Some remarkable items in the latest list from Midian Books.
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Firstly, please not THE CHILDREN OF CAIN has been delayed until November 7th. I will be getting copies 7-10 days after that date.
The Day of the Dead is fast approaching, hope to see many of you at the Glastonbury event. Last chance for tickets, details as follows:
Day of the Dead Conference
29th October 2011
Grail Centre 24 Chilkwell St, Glastonbury.
The Saint Martha Botanica and Occult Consultancy present Day of the Dead Conference. A day devoted to all things dead! Talks and Stalls offering a huge variety of Occult and Arty treats!
For the day the Grail Centre will house an Ofrenda for attendants to make offerings to ancestors and the dead. This will be crowned with a shrine to Santa Muerte (Holy Death) The Grail Centre already houses a shrine for the Avalonian Ancestors and this will be open on the day also.
Included in the price is an Authentic Mexican buffet!
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POMBA GIRA AND THE QUIMBANDA OF MBUMBA NZILA
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
1st 2011 232pp Scarlet Imprint. 13 erotic illus. plus 40 pontos riscados. Red moiré silk covered boards with letterpress panel.
A significant study on the cult of Pomba Gira, this is the most comprehensive work in the English language on the Devil’s mistress, whose Brazilian cult has bewitched so many.
It is a book that those seeking congress with the current of strong female magical sexuality have long desired.
A beguiling spirit, Pomba Gira gives solace to the broken hearted, vengeance for the wronged, and a fierce path for those that would take her as muse.
In Pomba Gira Frisvold gives explicit workings, baths and waters, her songs and chants. Her plant allies among the nightshades are described in a full herbarium.
The attractions and dangers for both men and women who make cult to her are presented, as are her many faces. Pomba Gira has origins in the witchcraft of Portugal, the Basque Country as well as Congo and the native influences of Brazil.
The witchcraft fusion makes her cult particularly accessible to Westerners whose own traditions share much ground with Quimbanda.
Frisvold carefully unravels the skeins, revealing her origin in historical figures such as Maria Padilha, but more deeply still through archetype and myth to the very essence of her skin shedding nature.
He finds the origin of her name in Congo, the cult of divine possession amongst the slave camps of Brazil, and brings us through to her more modern manifestations and his personal work with the Queen of the Fig Tree in Hell. As an initiate and devotee, he gives an insider’s view with the same respect and experience he demonstrates in Palo Mayombe: The Garden of Blood and Bones.
We walk through the Queendoms of Lyre, Cemetery, Sepulchres, Streets, Crossroads, Wilderness, Soul, Oceanshore and Calunga.
The workings of twenty four different Pomba Giras are given, from Cigana the gypsy to the split skull face of Rosa Caveira.
Through the razor blades in honey, the cigarette smoke and the sweet anisette spilt in the graveyard, Pomba Gira takes seductive shape.
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold is an anthropologist and psychologist who over the course of the last fifteen years been studying, both academically and practically, African and Afro-derived cults in the New World. This has led to a multiplicity of initiations into Vodou, both from Benin and Haiti, Santeria, Kimbanda, Palo Mayombe and Ifá. He makes part of the council of elders in the Ogboni society of Abeokuta, Nigeria. This is a significant expansion of the material first presented by Frisvold in his early work on the subject Kiumbanda which focussed on Exu. He has for the last decade lived in Brazil where his studies and involvement in traditional forms of metaphysics, faith, cult and witchcraft is a constant theme in his life. £40.00
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ABRAHAM THE JEW ON MAGIC TALISMANS
From a manuscript by Frederick Hockley
1st 2011 102pp Teitan Press. Illus. Ltd. ed. 800 copies.
Abraham the Jew on Magic Talismans is a previously-unpublished manuscript by Frederick Hockley, probably transcribed by him circa 1850 from an earlier work. The manuscript deals with the creation of talismans, and is divided into two parts, the first of which details methods for their manufacture “under the fixed stars” and the second “under the twenty-eight mansions of the moon.” Both sets of concepts were popular in mediaeval and later European astrological and magical practice, having apparently been incorporated into them from Arabic astronomical and astrological treatises composed during the “Golden Age” of Arabic science from the middle of the eighth to the middle of the thirteenth centuries
This first published edition comprises an Introduction in which Silens Manus explores the history of the manuscript, and its relationship with other early magical works, notably those of Cornelius Agrippa. It is followed by a typeset transcription of the text of the manuscript, with explanatory footnotes, etc., and a reproduction of various relevant passages from the 1651 edition of Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy. The final section is a facsimile of the original manuscript, printed on special coated paper that gives a photograph like quality to the reproduction. £44.99
THE ARCANE VEIL
Ten Discourses on The Craft and The History of Magic
1st 2011 300pp Mandrake h/b in d/w.
Analogue of Craft historiography, brought up to date through the
author’s own experiential praxis. A discursive investigation of magical beliefs and practises in England since 600CE to the post-modern fall-out of the 21st century, analysing in particular its influences and survival strategies. Emphasis is placed on Christian, Heathen, and Hermetic Praxis, with provocative, critical study of the concepts of Lucifer, Witch-Blood, Sin-Eating and their influences on modern Traditional Craft praxes. £25.00
Coming soon from Hadean Press, THE SERPENT TOUNGE, LIBER 187 and CONJURE CODEX.
A list of recent acquisitions, including 2 collections of recent deluxes and rare ex-stock from Kadath Press. Apologies for those anticipating the ephemera list, some exciting finds have delayed the list til next time.
111001J. ANON: THE GRIMOIRE OR BOOK OF SPELLS OF POPE HONORIUS
2006 204pp Society of Esoteric Endeavour. Quarter Morrocan goatskin and cloth. Bevelled boards with leather label bearing title in gold. Hand marbled endpapers, NM. Ltd. ed. 10/65. This is a facsimile of the manuscript belonging to F.G Irwin who was a member of Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, The Society of Eight, the Fratres Lucis and the Golden Dawn. He was an important figure in the 19th Century British occult milieu. His ownership of the original 19th Century manuscript is confirmed by the presence of his bookplate. The manuscript is variant to any published. Whilst some diagrams generally present are not included there are other illustrations that are unique and appear nowhere else. Then manuscript has an ornately decorated coloured title page and occasional coloured embellishments, all faithfully reproduced. £375.00
111002. MICHAEL BERTIAUX: VUDU CARTOGRAPHY
Deluxe edition 2010 192pp Fulgur. Bound in half Morocco with buckram-cloth boards. Illus. inc. col. Housed in slipcase. VG+. Ltd. ed. 31/88. Vudu Cartography explores the mysteries of Vudu through chants, oracles, seances and a symbolic system of images. £345.00
111003. MICHAEL BERTIAUX: COSMIC MEDIATION
1st. 2007 86pp Fulgur trade p/b. Col. frontis. Sl. mark on page edges else VG. Ltd. ed. 643/777. Now out of print. £50.00
111004. DAVID BETH: VOUDON GNOSIS
Deluxe Medji edition 2011 176pp Fulgur. Bound in crushed quarter goatskin and handmade paper boards. Housed in custom made fetish box. Ltd. ed. 72/80, signed and sigilized by the author. Issued in red and black ‘twin’ editions, this is a black copy. £495.00
111005S. DAVID BETH: VOUDON GNOSIS
1st 2009 90pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. No d/w as issued, NM. Ltd ed. 555 copies. This is one of the ‘withdrawn’ copies of the first edition. A small Fine Madness Society slip loosely inserted explains how to spot these ultra rare editions. £75.00
111006S. DAVID BETH: VOUDON GNOSIS
Revised edition 2010 176pp Fulgur. Illus. NM in NM d/w. Revised and expanded from the SI edition, includes new illus. by Hagen Von Tulien etc. £75.00
111007S. DAVID BETH (ed): ATUA
1st 2011 200pp Fulgur. Prof. illus. in. col. NM in NM d/w. Collection of articles, prose and art from members of the S.V.G. This is a Treadwell’s launch copy, signed by David Beth and several contributors. Includes a CD. £50.00
111008. PETE CARROLL: LIBER NULL
1st nd. 1980s 98pp Sorcerer’s Apprentice A5 paperback in wraps. Illus. Binding sl. loose (as always) else VG in VG wraps. Scarce first edition. £25.00
111009S. MICHAEL CECCHETELLI: CROSSED KEYS
Deluxe edition 2011 240pp Scarlet Imprint. Bound in full black dragonskin embossed leather, heraldic charge is carried on an incised blind panel of smoke and goldenrod marbled paper. The same spanish ripple paper is used for the endpapers. Three gilt edges, four raised bands and gilt stamping to the spine. As per the instructions in the original text of the enchiridion, it is presented in a bag, in lieu of a slipcase, so that it can be carried upon the person to mass, battle and crossed roads alike. The drawstring leather bag is also blocked with the saltire keys device. NM. Ltd. ed. 47/55. A chimeric binding of both The Black Dragon and the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III. £250.00
111010E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
2nd. Ed. 2008 pp Xoanon. No d/w as issued. NM. Ltd. ed. 49/700 £75.00
111011E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: OPUSCUAL MAGICA VOL. 1
1st 2010 Three Hands Press. Illus. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 324/726 £50.00
111012. ALEISTER CROWLEY: GOLDEN TWIGS
1st 1988 152pp Teitan Press. Frontis. NM in NM d/w . A collection of eight tales, dramatising themes from James Frazer’s The Golden Bough (hence the title). £35.00
111013. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] JOHN SYMONDS AND KENNETH GRANT (eds): THE CONFESSIONS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY
1st 1969 960pp Jonathan Cape. 24pp. Top page edges black. Sl. mark to bottom edge of pages else VG in VG d/w. A nice edition of the classic text. £50.00
111014J. [ALEISTER CROWLEY] THE EQUINOX VOL. V NO. 2
1st 1979 Unclipped dust jacket is toned and has some wear to edges; protected in brodart. Softening at spine ends. Annotations appear on flaps of DJ, endpapers, and throughout text. Binding is solid; no loose pages; contents complete. A nice reading copy of this very scarce title. With dust jacket slight markings but in good condition. £250.00
111015J. [JOHN DEE] A TRUE AND FAITHFUL RELATION…
1992 approx 600pp Magickal Childe large h/b. Illus. No d/w as issued, VG+. A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many years between Dr. John Dee (a mathematician of great fame in Queen Elizabeth & King James their reignes) & some spirits: Tending (had it succeeded) to a general alteration of most states & kingdoms in the world. His private conferences with Rodolphe Emperor of Germany, Stephen K. of Poland, & divers other Princes about it. The particulars of his caufe, as it was agitated in the Emperors Court; By the Popes intervention: His banishment, & restoration in part. As also the letters of sundry great men & Princes (some whereof were present at some of the conferences & apparitions of spirits) to the said Dr. Dee. Out of the original copy, written with Dr. Dee’s own hand. Facsimile of the first edition, with additions. £150.00
111016E. ORREYELLE DEFENESTRATE-BASCULE: CONJUNCTIO
1st 2008 approx 72pp Fulgur 4to hardback. Prof. illus. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 55/640. Now out of print. Sigilised and sated in red ink by the author. Loosely inserted is a flyer for the Metamorphic Ritual Theatre’s production of Oedipus Tyranos. £75.00
111017. RICHARD DEUTCH: THE ECSTATIC MOTHER
1st 1977 173pp Bachman Turner. Illus. VG in VG d/w. Portrait of Maxine Sanders, Witch Queen. Scarce study, part biography, part witchcraft study, plus an interview. Several b/w photos. £50.00
111018. [THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON] FRATER TENEBROUS: CULTS OF CTHULHU
1st 1987 16pp Daath Press A5 stapled booklet. VG. Ltd. ed. 88/123 copies. An essay on H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult tradition. £35.00
111019. [THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON] FRATER TENEBROUS: DISCIPLE OF DAGON
1st 1987 20pp Miskatonic University Press A5 stapled booklet. Frontis. VG+. Ltd. ed. 123 copies, hand numbered. Essay on Clark Ashton Smith and the Cthulhu Mythos. £20.00
111020. [THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON] PETER SMITH: NAMELESS AEONS
1st 1999 70pp Logos A5 stapled booklet. VG. Collection of Smith’s articles on the Cthulhu Cult, previously published in various magazines and internal Esoteric Order of Dagon journals. Introduction by Kenneth Grant. £25.00
111021. [THE ESOTERIC ORDER OF DAGON] VARIOUS: MYTHOS AND MAGICK
1st 1990 35pp Starry Wisdom A4 stapled booklet. NM. Ltd. ed. 100 copies only. Three essays on H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult Revival; The Reluctant Prophet by Stephen Sennitt, The Magickal Lovecraft by John Smith and Beyond the Whorl of Sleep by Ian Blake. £25.00
111022J. STEPHEN EDRED FLOWERS: BLACK RUNA
1985-89 Produced for the Order of The Trapezoid of the Temple of Set A4 paperback. VG. Ltd. ed. 283/500, signed by author. Eighteen articles originally written for Runes, the journal of the Order of the Trapezoid. This work goes a long way toward demonstrating the character of symbolic and magical work within the Order. Includes a discussion of The Command to Look, Mortensen’s analysis of visual imagery and impact, the source for Anton LaVey’s formulation of the Law of the Trapezoid. This limited edition (504 copies) includes some of the inner documents of the Order of the Trapezoid. Very rare. £100.00
111023J. STEPHEN EDRED FLOWERS: HERMETIC MAGIC, THE POSTMODERN PAPYRUS OF ABARIS
1993 A4 paperback. VG. Signed by author to occultist Eulit Hinson. Manuscript version with inscription on the front by author and rough black card binding. Stephen Flowers presents a holistic view of the magic practiced in the eastern Mediterranean region in early A. D. – and brings those ideas and practices to life in a new and more relevant way. Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris describes the roots of the Hermetic tradition in Greek, Egyptian and Hebrew cultures. Flowers provides keys to Hermetic magical theory, cosmology, and concept of the soul and outlines the complex Hermetic world of Divinities and Daimons, plus magical lore for the Greek alphabet, the Egyptian hieroglyphics and other alphabets. Readers will find the basis for experimentation in the conceptual world of the ancient Hermetic magicians and instructions for performance of 53 operations based on an authentic text from the Greek magical papyri of pagan Egypt. £200.00
111024J. STEPHEN EDRED FLOWERS (as EDRED THORSSON): GILDISBOK
1994 A4 p/b. Amateur red binding, self-published, VG. “The Inner workings of the Rune-Gild”. Controversial book that discusses the role of the Northern tradition and its ideals. £50.00
111025J. STEPHEN EDRED FLOWERS: LORDS OF THE LEFT HAND PATH
Temple of Set edition 1992 A4 p/b. VG. Signed by Author to occultist Eulit Hinson. A history of spiritual dissent, this is a self published and expanded edition of the later p/b edition. £200.00
111026J. STEPHEN EDRED FLOWERS (as EDRED THORSSON): NINE DOORS OF MIDGARD
1997 A4 p/b. NM. Yrmin-Drighten of the Rune Gild– Curriculum of Rune-Work. Complete basic training program used by the Rune-Gild. It contains nine stages of lessons with extensive practical exercises in runic meditation, galdor (magic), divination and other advanced techniques. It also contains a bibliography of essential outside readings which are necessary to complete the work. £50.00
111027S. NICHOLAJ DE MATTOS FRISVOLD: PALO MAYOMBE
Deluxe edition 2011 240pp Scarlet Imprint. Quarter bound in handboarded straight grain black goatskin with hand marbled paper covered boards. Fore-edges stained red, silver grey Italian
handmade endpapers. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. Ed. 43/63. Includes a handcrafted bilongo/telesmata. £225.00
111028. KENNETH GRANT: ALEISTER CROWLEY AND THE HIDDEN GOD
1st 1973 246pp Muller. 16pp photos. Page edges sl. spotted, d/w damp wrinkled. VG in G d/w. £35.00
111029. W.G. GRAY: SEASONAL OCCULT RITUALS
Corrected edition 1976 122pp Aquarian. No d/w else VG. A complete guide to quarterly rituals. £12.00
111030E. PETER GREY: THE RED GODDESS
2nd. 2008 260pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. No d/w as issued. Ltd. ed. 402/777. Signed by author. £95.00
111031E. PETER GREY AND ALKISTIS DIMECH (eds): DIABOLICAL
Deluxe Heretic edition 2009 350pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. Quarter bound in Black Morocco, hand marbled paper covered boards. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 17/66. Communion wafer loosely inserted. Excellent collection of essays on the grimoire tradition from Jake Stratton-Kent, Eric de Pauw, Aaron Leitch, Paul Hughes-Barlow, Mark Smith, Stafford Stone, Thomas Karlsson, Johnny Jakobsson, The anonymous author of Pharaoan etc. Includes 9 colour plates of infernal artwork from Stafford Stone, Kyle Fite, Thomas Karlsson, and Johnny Jakobsson. Among the texts cited and conspired with are: The Red Dragon/Grand Grimoire, Grimorium Verum, Lemegeton, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, The Testament of Solomon, The Nightside of Eden, The Wisdom of S’lba, Qutub, Liber 231, Liber 325 The Bartzabel Working, The Holy Books of Thelema, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook etc. £295.00
111032E. FREDERICK HOCKLEY: A COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC SCIENCE
2008 115pp Teitan Press. Illus. No d/w as issued. NM. Ltd. ed. 450. Parts were previously published as “The Secret Grimoire of Turiel.” £100.00
111033E. FREDERICK HOCKLEY: OCCULT SPELLS
2009 pp Teitan Press. Illus. No d/w as issued. NM. Ltd ed. 128/500. Reproduction of a 19th. century manuscript collection of spells from various sources. £100.00
111034E. THOMAS KARLSSON: QABALAH, QLIPHOTH AND GOETIC MAGIC
1st 2007 246pp Ajna. NM in NM d/w. The author is the head of the Dragon Rouge. £75.00
111035E. THOMAS KARLSSON: UTHARK
1st 2002 pp Ouroboros. Illus. No d/w as issued. NM. The dark side of the runes. £45.00
111036J. DARCY KUNTZ (Comp. & Ed.): GOLDEN DAWN SOURCE BOOK
1st ed 1996 223pp Holmes. Bound in white cloth blocked in red. NM. Ltd. ed. 78/200 with signed certificate carrying an additional illustration loosely enclosed. Pref. By R.A. Gilbert. Reproduces correspondence between founders and prominent members of the GD, also early articles concerning the Order. Percursors of the GD – Ron Heisler; Origins of GD – Francis King; Modern, Scholarship & GD – Gerald Suster; Deeper Roots of the GD – Rafal Prinke; Daybreak, Early History & Origins of the GD – Richard Kaczynski; Aurora Mysteriorium – Gareth Medway. A comprehensive cross index of members’ names & mottos. £80.00
111037. TIMOTHY LEARY: WHAT DOES WoMan WANT
Rev. ed.1988 278pp Falcon Press trade p/b. VG+. A ‘television’ experience combining ‘fiction’ with Leary’s neural reprogramming. £5.00
111038. STEPHEN MACE: STEALING THE FIRE FROM HEAVEN
4th. ed. 1984 106pp Privately Printed A4 book. Illus. VG+. A technique for creating individual systems of sorcery, based on the writings of Austin Osman Spare. Revised and enlarged from the previous edition. £20.00
111039E. N.A-A. 218: LIBER FALXIFER
1st 2008 212pp Ixaxaar. Illus. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 163/434. The Book Of The Left-Handed Reaper. £125.00
111040. RAPHAEL: RAPHAEL’S ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT OF TALISMANIC MAGIC
1916 104pp De Laurence 4to h/b. Illus. Sl. marks to boards else VG. Interesting facsimile reproduction of a manuscript containing 100+ talismanic designs. £75.00
111041S. DANIEL SCHULKE: LUX HAERESIS
Deluxe edition 2011 144pp Xoanon. Bound in three quarter Goatskin, housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 81 copies. A study of the light heretical. Includes original prospectus. £295.00
111042S. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
Codex Vasculum edition 2008 304pp Xoanon. Rust coloured cloth, black pewter stamped cover and spine. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 720 copies. £125.00
111043. STEPHEN SENNITT: XENOS
1st 1989 38pp Sarcophagus Press A5 stapled booklet. VG+. Collection of weird/Lovecraft tales from the editor of Nox. £15.00
111044. RAY SHERWIN: THE BOOK OF RESULTS
4th. 1983 36pp Sorcerer’s Apprentice large p/b. Illus. Binding holding up quite well, VG+. Classic study of sigil magick. £25.00
111045. RAY SHERWIN: THE THEATRE OF MAGICK
nd 1980s 45pp Sorcerer’s Apprentice large p/b. Illus. Binding sl. loose, wraps sl. grubby else VG. £20.00
111046E. STEPHEN SKINNER: THE COMPLETE MAGICIAN’S TABLES
Deluxe ed. 2006 Golden Hoard. Full burgundy leather. NM. Ltd. ed. 242/250 £90.00
111047E. STEPHEN SKINNER & DAVID RANKINE (ed): THE VERITABLE KEY OF SOLOMON
Special edition 2008 448pp Golden Hoard. Illus. in col. throughout. Full leather bound. Raised bands on spine, gilt titling to spine and front board. Tipped in label opposite title page, hand numbered and signed by both authors. NM. Ltd. ed. 17/25. Extremely scarce edition. £595.00
111048E. MARK SMITH: QUEEN OF HELL
Deluxe edition 2010 244pp Ixaxaar. Bound in full black leather, gilt titling to spine, gilt edges and gilt device on front board. Illus. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 51/81, signed by author with large sigil in black ink. An examination of the primal cult of the witchcraft of Hecate. £625.00
111049S. MARK SMITH: QUEEN OF HELL
1st 2010 244pp Ixaxaar. Illus. No d/w as issued, NM. Ltd. ed. An examination of the primal cult of the witchcraft of Hecate. £75.00
111050E. MARK SMITH: THE RED KING
Deluxe edition 2011 331pp Ixaxaar. Bound in full red leather, gilt titling to spine, gilt edges and gilt device on front board. Illus. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed 53/66. Signed and sigilised by the author £625.00
111051J. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: AOS/VERA WAINWRIGHT 3 VOL. SET
2007 3 vols. IHO landscape hardbacks. Illus. Black faux leather binding with blind stamped spare design. NM. Ltd. ed. 31/59. Comprises 3 uniform volumes:
Drawings by Austin Osman Spare for V.S.W., A drawing book of 24 images drawn by Spare for Vera in 1944 when Spare visited her in Helston, Cornwall. The title page has a image by Spare of his (horned) head merging upwards into a profile of Vera Wainwright. The original cover of the drawing book carrying Spare’s inscription to Wainwright is also reproduced
Vera Wainwright and Austin Osman Spare, Poems and Masks. 44pp Poems and masks was initially published by the Toucan Press in 1968, the same Channel Island publisher which issued Gull’s Beak and Black to Black by Kenneth Grant. The biographical note and introduction to this edition plus that of the second US edition are reproduced as are the poems plus 8 additional ones, previously unpublished. Spare’s illustrations are reproduced together with other relevant vignettes and illustrations, though the original illustrations are carefully identified thus.
Vera Wainwright and Austin Spare, Poetry and Art, 80pp. A 2pp illustrated article discusses Spare’s use of the mask icon in his philosophy whilst further testament to its significance in Spare’s circle is here testified to by the inclusion of a short story by Frederick Carter edited and provided an introduction for Spare’s Focus of Life. The story, illustrated with vignettes of Spare’s use of masks in his art. A yarn of an artistic genius who moves from wax work faces to major art fraud revealing occult mysteries relating to Rosicrucianism and Shakespeare.
Spare and Wainwright planned to publish together a monthly magazine to be called “Art and Letter”. Spare’s design for a title page including hoped for contributors is reproduced plus some relevant letters from Wainwright to Spare. Then follow 8 short stories by Wainwright; some are very short indeed, literary vignettes really. These are far more explicitly occult than her poems. They are by no means cosy with two describing the perception of indescribable horror. In another an enigmatic stranger proves to be a nature spirit. Suitable illustrations supplied by Spare to Wainwright including a very fine satyr’s head. One drawing featuring a wrecked cart axle forming a crucifix with a tree with a crow torn to pieces in the foreground explicitly illustrates the last story presented “Corporate Worship”. In this enigmatic tale the narrator eschews prayer in church to worship in nature only to find the vicar, who is also some form of animal spirit, leading her in prayer there. A further section reproduces Spare’s drafts for Poems and Masks. Mostly very rough but with some striking, quite finished, faces that were not used, despite them being far more married to the text than those that were.
Loosely inserted is an original handwritten letter from Wainwright to Spare and also a cheque signed by Spare. £300.00
111052E. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TRUE GRIMOIRE
Deluxe ed. 2009 267pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. Ltd. ed. 27/54. Quarter bound in veiny vellum, gilt title on spine, hand marbled paper boards and endpapers. Housed in slipcase. NM. The Encyclopedia Goetica Volume 1. An essential reconstruction of The Grimoirium Verum, with extensive, practical notes and material on the living traditions of Quimbanda etc. This copy inscribed “To Edwin with warm regards, Jake.” £345.00
111053S. JAKE STRATTON-KENT: THE TRUE GRIMOIRE
1st 2009 267pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. Red skull foil blocked on green cloth. No d/w as issued, VG+. Ltd. ed. 1000 copies. The Encyclopedia Goetica Volume 1. An essential reconstruction of The Grimoirium Verum, with extensive, practical notes and material on the living traditions of Quimbanda etc. £95.00
111054J. [TEMPLE OF SET] THE CRYSTAL TABLET OF SET
nd. 1983/88. Disbound A4 paperback. VG. Original documents, articles and directories that made up the Crystal Tablet of Set – a volume that was given to Temple of Set members. Some of the articles have been printed on a dot-matrix printer but all pages are thoroughly readable. This copy is unbound but all content and materials are there. Rare. £150.00
111055E. DONALD TYSON: LIBER LILITH
Deluxe ed. 2006 317pp Starfire. Col. Frontis. by Stafford Stone. Bound in red cloth with nail motif in white on front bd. Housed in red slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 65/81, signed by author. 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. £250.00
111056. A.E. WAITE: THE BOOK OF BLACK MAGIC AND OF PACTS
1940 296PP De Laurence 4to h/b. Illus. Spotted endpapers, page edges sl. grubby else VG. Collection of material from various grimoires. £95.00
111057. ROBERT ANTON WILSON: COSMIC TRIGGER VOL I
7th. 1991 271pp Falcon trade p/b. Illus. VG+. “This isn’t a book, it’s a drug.” An essential read, a mind-changer if you embrace it. £8.00
111058. ROBERT ANTON WILSON: COSMIC TRIGGER VOL II
Collector’s Limited edition 1991 254pp Falcon h/b. No d/w as issued. Sl. knocks to top of spine else VG. Green stamp on front endpaper with hand written limitation. £35.00
111059. ROBERT ANTON WILSON: QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY
1st 1990 192pp Falcon trade p/b. VG+. How brain software programs you and your world. £10.00
111060. ROBERT ANTON WILSON: THE ILLUMINATI PAPERS
2ND 1981 150pp And/Or trade p/b. VG+. Further explorations from the ‘characters’ of Cosmic Trigger and Illuminatus. £6.00
111061. ARCANUM NO. 1
1991 44pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG+. Weird fiction and art from the people behind Nox. Edited by Stephen Sennitt with illus. by Peter Smith plus John Beal, Willum H. Pugmire etc. £5.00
111062. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 3
1987 47pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG+. Articles by Pete Carroll, Ray Sherwin, Dave Lee etc. £15.00
111063. CHAOS INTERNATIONAL 5
1988 47pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG+. Articles by Phil Hine, Stephen Mace, Dave Lee etc. £15.00
111064. THE ENCHIRIDION, SNOWFLAKES THROUGH STRAIN
1st nd. 1990s 54pp A4 stapled booklet. Illus with colour. VG+. “A journey of lawful enquiry.” Anonymously issued, but credited to Gareth Hewitson-May, author of Dark Doorway of the Beast. Articles from a Typhonian perspective. Includes bookmark and the original prepaid envelope to respond to issues raised in the magazine. Scarce. £25.00
111065. NOCTURNE 2
1989 52pp A4 stapled magazine. Prof. illus. VG. Weird fiction art and essays from Leilah Wendell, Ron Weighell etc. £1.00
111066. NOX NO. 7
1st 1990 48pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG+. The magazine of the abyss. Edited by Stephen Sennitt. This issue has material by Radio Werewolf, Phil Hine, Lionel Snell, Frater Tenebrous etc. £15.00
111067. SKOOB OCCULT REVIEW 1
1st 1990 50pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. VG+. Includes Gerald Suster’s “The Truth about the Tarot” etc. £5.00
111068. STARFIRE NO 1
1986 52pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. NM. Twenty five years of Starfire! The premier Typhonian journal, edited by Michael Staley. Ultra rare first issue in mint condition. £95.00
111069. STARFIRE NO 2
1987 52pp A4 stapled magazine. Illus. NM. This issue includes a lot of Lovecraft related material by Peter Smith. £75.00
111070. STARFIRE NO 3
1989 108pp A4 perfect bound magazine. Illus. NM. Includes the Babalon working and Jack Parson’s The Book of Babalon. £85.00
111071. VOLLMOND NO. 2
nd. 1990s 58pp A5 stapled magazine. VG+. Weird fiction and studies journal, contributions from D.F. Lewis, Robert M. Price etc. £1.00