THE OCCULT RELIQUARY. Images and Artifacts of the Richel-Edlermans Collection. Edited by Daniel A. Schulke, Introduction by Graham King. SPECIAL EDITION IN FULL SCARLET MOROCCO, SLIPCASED, LIMITED TO 100 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES.
Price: $1,250.00 CAD
Place Published: California
Publisher: Three Hands Press [Xoanon] Published in association with The Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle, Cornwall.
Date Published: 2010
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Leather Bound
Condition: Fine in Slipcase
Book Id: 5581
Quarto, original gilt-stamped full scarlet morocco leather with felt-lined slipcase, limited to 100 copies. 216 pp, over 275 illustrations, 130 of which are in full colour. A fine copy in slipcase. This Special Edition was sold out almost a year before publication. ¶ Edited by Daniel A. Schulke and with an Introduction by Graham King, The Occult Reliquary presents a selection of images from the Richel-Eldermans Collection, an occult archive of some 2,000 images and artifacts housed in the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. Situated at the crossroads of erotic magic, ceremonial angelic conjuration, and witchcraft, the images comprise, in part, a pictorial cipher of the rituals of Ars Amatoria, a European magical order using sex magic, and the lesser-known M.:.M.:., based in the Hague and Leiden. Also referenced among the collection are materials relating to A.:.A.:. of Aleister Crowley. The transfixing procession of images, charms, magical seals, and ritual objects in the Collection is the work of multiple artists, and displays a high degree of magical insight and creativity. It will be of interest to students of witchcraft, Freemasonry, the Goetia, sex magic, and early twentieth century occultism. The Reliquary presents for the first time a selection of these magical images, many reproduced at full scale, and bound with the highest quality materials. Printed in large-format on archival paper, it was issued in three different editions: A Special Edition in full morocco and slipcase, limited to 100 copies, a Deluxe Edition in quarter morocco and slipcase, limited to 250 copies, and a Standard Edition in cloth, limited to 675 copies. We offer here a copy of the Special Edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, which was sold out long before publication and is virtually unobtainable today.