Chelmsford, UK: Xoanon Publishing Ltd, MCMII . Sethos Edition, Special Reserve Issue. Full Leather. Sethos Edition, Special Reserve Issue. Octavo, original full fair Nigerian Goatskin, gilt-blocked with the First Holy Letter of the Sacred Alphabet on front cover, and the Twenty-Second Holy Letter on the back, Wand of Sethos device gilt-blocked on spine, green English hand-made marbled endpapers, green and yellow headbands, pale gold ribbon-marker, housed in a green cloth-covered slipcase gilt-blocked on both sides with the Map of Possibility. Frontispiece & preliminaries + ix + 365pp, illustrated throughout by the author. This copy is No. 8 of 11 Special Reserve Initiatic copies, this copy being inscribed, signed and sigilised by the author on the colophon leaf: "To Beren Draka, With Blessings of Snake and Boar, from Alogos"; the inscription being accompanied by two large elaborate sigils drawn by Chumbley. Loosely enclosed is an elegant envelope inscribed on the front cover "Talisman of the Eighth Aat" and holding within a sigilised card with triform talismanic image of the Cultus Sabbati on heavy red card, inscribed with a hand-written conjuration of the Daimon and Host in metallic ink, signed and sigilised by the author. A fine copy, complete with the talisman and slipcase. Nigh-unobtainable and legendary, the most sought-after form of the most desirable of all modern private press occult books. Fine. Item #310445
¶ Originally published by in 1992 in a limited edition of only 300 paperbound copies, the 2002 Sethos edition of the Azoëtia is comprised of a revised text together with additional formulae and around 45 illustrations, many previously unseen. The Azoëtia, or "The Book of the Magical Quintessence" has become one of the most sought-after new magical works of our time and may be regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition in its present phase of work. Azoëtia is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working tools; the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress; and an eleven-chaptered Grimoirium detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.