I’m very pleased to present the latest list from Midian Books. An extraordinary collection of Xoanon/Three Hands Press items at very reasonable prices… Read the whole article to see advice on how to order.

A short update with various Xoanon/Three Hands Press ‘warehouse finds’, together with some deluxes and specials. Why pay £200+ for a standard copy of Lux Haeresis on ebay when you can get a brand new copy for £75? Veneficium has only just gone out print yet is already being hawked at £100+. I still have a dozen copies, available at the in print price of £34.99. I could go on, and probably will in a blog post titled “Occult Book Economics” to be released on my blog sometime in the near future….

Just one new title to announce this time, in stock now:

OBEAH, A SORCEROUS OSSUARY
Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold
1st 2013 88pp Hadean Press hardback in d/w. Illus.
Of all the Living Traditions, Obeah has remained the most elusive. Whilst Vodou and Santeria have had both academic and occult treatment in tomes widely available to the seeker, Obeah has stayed uncompromisingly rooted as a sorcerous tradition veiled in obscurity. In Obeah: A Sorcerous Ossuary, Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold teases open this Caribbean mystery and reveals a crooked path into the hidden world of Papa Bones and Sasabonsam with a short monograph concerning the history of this incoherent cult and the ways in which power is bestowed upon and wielded by the Obeahman. The text includes the Kabalistic Banquette of Lemegeton, the Hypostasis of Abysina Clarissa and the Green Beasts, a Kabalistic Mass for Anima Sola Mayanet, a Call to Papa Bones, a Call to Spirit Guides, a Call to Anima Sola Abysina Clarissa, the Missale Ezekiel Sasabonson or the Conjuration of the Shadow-Self, and the Ritual Reptilica de Anansi, and offers insights into the Obeahman’s special relationship with the spirits of wood, water, and bone. £20.00

Xoanon/Three Hands Press

This list is also posted on the Midian site with several pictures of some of the rarer items.

http://www.midianbooks.co.uk/featured.html

Recently out of print or discounted copies

X01. QUTUB
Andrew Chumbley
2nd. Ed. 2008 86pp Xoanon hardback (no d/w as issued). Ltd. ed. 700 copies. £75.00

X02. OPUSCULA MAGICA VOL. 2
Andrew Chumbley
1st 2011 126pp hardback in d/w. Illus. Ltd ed. 725 copies. Essays on witchcraft and crooked path sorcery. £40.00

X03. A GATHERING OF MASKS
Robert Fitzgerald
1st 2010 142pp Three Hands Press hardback in d/w. Ltd. ed. 462 copies. A study of Liber 231, illustrated by Barry William Hale. £50.00

X04. THE LANGUAGE OF BIRDS
Dale Pendell
1st 2009 72pp Three Hands Press hardback in d/w. Illus. Ltd. ed. 250 copies. Some notes on chance and divination. £20.00

X05. LUX HAERESIS
Daniel Schulke
1st 2011 160pp Xoanon hardback (no d/w as issued). Ltd. ed. 729 copies. First of a two volume work titled Gammaeas, this volume examines the Arcana of the Witch’s Eye and its mutual interaction with Sentient Luminosity. £75.00

X06. VENEFICIUM: MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND THE POISON PATH
Daniel Schulke
1st 2012 Three Hands Press h/b in d/w. Illus. Ltd. ed. 1250 copies.
Magic, witchcraft and the poison path. £34.99

X07. PSALTER OF CAIN
Various
1st 2012 110pp Xoanon hardback (no d/w as issued). Illus. Ltd. ed. 701 copies. £75.00

X08. EIKOSTOS
Cultis Sabbati
1st 2012 105pp Xoanon hardback in d/w. 28pp colour photos. Ltd. Ed. 740 copies.
EIKOSTOS, a Greek word meaning ‘Twentieth’, is a complete historical bibliography of the first two decades of Xoanon Limited. Fully illustrated in colour and black and white, it details the history, specifications and arcana of each Xoanon title. The text draws upon previously unpublished images, texts and correspondence to embody the patterning of magical emanation crucial to the manifestation of the XOANON corpus. Also included are notes on critical reviews, rare and privately published magical volumes, ephemera, and forthcoming works by the initiates of the Cultus Sabbati. £45.00

X09. CLAVIS ISSUE 1
Various
1st 2012 96pp A4 perfect bound journal. Prof. illus. Ltd. ed. 1300 copies.
CLAVIS is a journal of the advanced occult disciplines, produced by esoteric publishers Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press.
Contents for issue 1: Cover Art by Thomas Allen Kopera, Shaddai’s Gate by Frater A.I., Nebiros Et Ars Necromantica by Johnny Jakobsson, One Beyond Twelve: The Thirteenth Spirit, Judas and the Opposer by Martin Duffy, Beyond the Paths of Frustration: Daath Gnosis by Craig Williams, Diablo Stigmata by Daniel Schulke, The Vision of George Ripley Illustrated by Joseph Uccello, The Grosvenor Grimoire, an Ashmolean Manuscript, Visionary Artwork by Rima Staines and Sasan. £20.00

Deluxes and rarities

X10E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: AZOETIA
Sethos Behena edition 2002 365pp Xoanon. Black cloth with silver skull and bones device on front board, housed in black slipcase with futher silver device. Black on black endpapers. NM in NM d/w. Ltd. ed. 18/77. Signed “Alogos” on limitation page and hand written “Behena, 18 of 77.” It is accompanied by an A5 8pp booklet in brown wraps “The Rite of Amethystine Light”. Also includes the small envelope with talisman, black walnut ink on snakeskin paper. Envelope is also numbered. Scarce. £1395.00

X11. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: AZOETIA
Sethos edition 2002 365pp Xoanon. Holly green cloth with gilt device on front board. NM. Ltd. ed. 101/484. An excellent copy of the standard edition, includes original green A5 flyer advertising the book. £695.00

X12. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: MYSTICISM, INITIATION AND DREAM
Deluxe edition 56pp Three Hands Press. Full chestnut goat, gilt titling on spine and impressed Three Hands logo on front board. NM. Ltd. ed. 62/111. Chumbley’s essay on dream incubation. £150.00

X13E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: OPUSCULA MAGICA VOL. 1
Deluxe edition 2011 150pp Quarter Morroco, charcoal cloth with device stamped on front board. Ltd ed. 15/37. Collected essays on witchcraft and the Sabbatic tradition. This is essentially the deluxe edition, without a slipcase. £175.00

X14. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: OPUSCULA MAGICA VOL. 1
X series edition 2011 150pp Quarter Morroco, charcoal cloth with device stamped on front board, housed in slipcase. Ltd ed. 190/242. Collected essays on witchcraft and the Sabbatic tradition. This is essentially the deluxe edition, without a slipcase. £95.00

X15E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: OPUSCULA MAGICA VOL. 2
Deluxe edition 2011 126pp Quarter Morroco, tawny cloth with device stamped on front board, housed in slipcase. Ltd ed. 36/144. Essays on witchcraft and crooked path sorcery. £175.00

X16E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
Deluxe edition 1995 78pp Published by Fulgur for Xoanon. Midnight Blue boards with Black Quarter Morocco binding. All edges gilt. Midnight Blue dustwrapper. NM in NM slipcase. The ultra scarce deluxe edition, one of only 36 copies. This copy is signed with Chumbley’s full magical name “Alogos Dhu’l-qarnen Khidir” plus a sigil and “Grand Master Cultus Sabbati.” What makes this edition extra special is the hand drawn talisman, binding two Goetic Demons and two Angelic rulers of the Shemhamphorash, embellished with colour and set in an A5 card folder. Written on the front of the folder is “Talisman the Twenty Seventh” in silver ink, along with many sigils, which continue onto the back cover. Also included is the original 4 page flier for the book, with the publication date amended by hand. Also includes hand decorated bookmark. Original Chumbley art rarely comes on the market, this vividly coloured example is exceptional. £1995.00

X17B. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
1st ed. 1995 78pp Published by Fulgur for Xoanon. Illus. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Scarce first edition, signed by author “Mubarak Bashad! Andrew D. Chumbley” on rear endpaper. £500.00

X18E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
Deluxe Second edition 2008 86pp Xoanon. Illus. Full midnight blue goatskin. Raised bands on spine. Impressed design on front board with gilt point and titling on spine. Hand marbled endpapers. VG+ in VG+ black slipcase. Ltd. ed. 69/72. £495.00

X19E. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: THE SATYR’S SERMON
Deluxe ed. 2009 84pp Xoanon small landscape h/b. Illus. Printed in red, black and gold. Bound in full Morocco. Housed in custom made oak box. NM. Ltd. ed. 13/111. Originally issued as an unique transmission in 2004, this deluxe edition includes a small envelope, hand numbered in gold, containing a sacramental talisman of the Corpus Satyri. £450.00

X20E. ROBERT FITZGERALD: A GATHERING OF MASKS
Deluxe edition 2010 142pp Three Hands Press. Full hand grained goat with gilt device on front board. Marbled endpapers and black speckled page edges. Housed in cloth slipcase with gilt seraphim device both sides. NM. Ltd ed. 20/40. A record of magical workings based on Crowley’s Liber 231. The rarest of the Three Hands Press deluxes. £395.00

X21. MICHAEL HOWARD: THE CHILDREN OF CAIN
Special edition 2011 318pp Three Hands Press. Full black goatskin, skull and crossbones device to front board. Raised bands on spine. Illus. inc. 16pp col. photos. Housed in dark grey slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 27/66. A study of modern traditional witchcraft. £295.00

X22. MICHAEL HOWARD: BY MOONLIGHT AND SPIRIT FLIGHT
Deluxe edition 56pp Three Hands Press. Full chestnut goat, gilt titling on spine and impressed Three Hands logo on front board. NM. Ltd. ed. 67/75. Study of the journey to the Witches’ Sabbath. £150.00

X23E. DALE PENDELL: THE LANGUAGE OF BIRDS
Deluxe edition 2009 72pp Three Hands Press small h/b. Illus. Quarter bound in chestnut morocco with gilt device on front board. NM. Ltd. ed. 36/50. Some notes on chance and divination. £150.00

X24E. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
1st 2001 44pp Xoanon. Brown boards, sl. bowed else VG+. Ltd. ed. 66/144. This scarce first edition is notable for having a colour plate at the front, one of 24 different ones, with a verse on the rear. £295.00

X25E. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
Deluxe edition 2008 304pp Xoanon. Full bottle green smooth goat, cover gilt blocked with potion cup device. Hand marbled endpapers, housed in black cloth slipcase. Ltd. ed. 42/72. £450.00

X26. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
2nd. 2008 304pp Xoanon. Rust coloured cloth, black pewter stamped cover and spine. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 515/720. £175.00

X27E. DANIEL SCHULKE: LUX HAERESIS
Private Ed. 2011 160pp Xoanon. Illus. Full ashen goat. Raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Housed in brown slipcase. Ltd. ed. 25/27 copies. This is one of the extremely limited full leather editions that were for private distribution only. Comes with envelope containing postcard sized talisman of Zha-Baetylon. £395.00

X28. DANIEL SCHULKE: LUX HAERESIS
Deluxe Ed. 2011 160pp Xoanon. Illus. Three quarter black goat, grey cloth. Raised bands on spine, housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 67/81 copies. First of a two volume work titled Gammaeas, this volume examines the Arcana of the Witch’s Eye and its mutual interaction with Sentient Luminosity. £345.00

X29E. DANIEL SCHULKE: VENEFICIUM
Deluxe ed. 2012 176pp Three Hands Press. Quarter emerald snakeskin, black shantung covered boars with green foil device. Black ribbon marker. NM. Ltd. ed. 51/81. This deluxe was never issued with a slipcase due to the texture of the snakeskin. £395.00

X30E. DANIEL SCHULKE: VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS
Arbor Infernis edition 2005 526pp Xoanon. Moss green cloth, gilt skull and mandrake device on front board, black endpapers. NM. Ltd. ed. 61/77. A variant of the standard edition, this comes with a hand drawn and coloured talisman in a card folder, representative of the Genii of Midnight’s Garden. £595.00

X31. DANIEL SCHULKE: VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS
1st 2005 526pp Xoanon. Prof. illus. No d/w as issued. Sage green cloth, decorations stamped in copper. NM. The Pleasure Garden of Shadow, which Treats of the Secret Knowledge of Trees and Herbs Deliver’d by the Fallen Angels unto Man. This copy is un-numbered (has red vox baetyla stamp on limitation page), but is signed by the author. £475.00

X32. DANIEL SCHULKE (ed): THE OCCULT RELIQUARY
Deluxe edition 2010 220pp Three Hands press 4to hardback. Prof. illus. inc. col. Quarter burgundy morocco. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 19/250. Images and artefacts of the Richel-Eldermans collection. £150.00

X33E. VARIOUS: PSALTER OF CAIN
Deluxe edition 2012 110pp Xoanon. Illus. throughout in black and red. Three quarter crimson goat. NM in slipcase. Ltd. ed. 53/171. A selection of devotional works to Cain, including material by Andrew Chumbley, Daniel Schulke, Robert Fitzgerald etc. £250.00

Some other recent deluxes

X34E. ORRYELLE DEFENESTRATE BASCULE: COAGULA
Deluxe edition 2011 approx 80pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Quarter golden lambskin, golden boards. Hand made endpapers. Illus. throughout. Housed in black cloth slipcase. NM. Ltd ed 29/64, signed in gold by the author. Second volume in the Tela Quadrivium series. £250.00

X35E. ORRYELLE DEFENESTRATE BASCULE: SOLVE
Deluxe edition 2012 approx 80pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Quarter crushed black morocco, black boards. Hand made endpapers. Illus. throughout. Housed in black cloth slipcase. NM. Ltd ed 29/88, signed in black by the author. Third volume in the Tela Quadrivium series. £250.00

X36E. MICHAEL BERTIAUX: COSMIC MEDIATION
Deluxe ed. 2007 86pp Fulgur. Col. frontis. Brown cloth in brown d/w in brown slipcase. Overall, brown. NM. Ltd. ed. 8/77, signed by author. £250.00

X37E. 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. 75/88. Vudu Cartography explores the mysteries of Vudu through chants, oracles, seances and a symbolic system of images. Fulgur postcard of Bertiaux artwork loosely inserted. £345.00

X38E. DAVID BETH: VOUDON GNOSIS
Deluxe Medji edition 2011 176pp Fulgur h/b in d/w. Bound in crushed quarter goatskin and handmade paper boards. Top edge gilt. Housed in custom made wooden fetish box, engraved by hand, with metal clasp. Ltd. ed. 47/80, signed and sigilized by the author in red. Originally issued in red and black ‘twin’ editions, this is a red copy. £495.00

X39E. DAVID BETH (ed): ATUA
Deluxe edition 2011 198pp Fulgur. Quarter black morocco, black cloth boards with skull design impressed. Top edge gilt. Housed in black cloth slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 64/88. Signed by various contributors, includes CD. A selection of material from the Society Voudon Gnostique. £250.00

X40E. DAVID CHAIM SMITH: THE SACRIFICIAL UNIVERSE
Deluxe ed 2012 120pp Fulgur 4to h/b. Illus. Dark grey Morocco backed cloth. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 43/88, signed by author. Lavishly produced book of dense b/w art and impenetrable essays. £250.00

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