No Place: Xoanon Publishing, MMIX  [actually, 2010]. First Edition, First Printing, 13 Maxims Issue. Leather Bound. First Edition, 13 Maxims issue. Small oblong quarto, original full dark burgundy morocco with Satyr's Head stamped in black on front cover, the spine with two raised bands and titled in gilt, gold-silver and black hand-marbled endpapers, black headbands. Letterpress printed in red, black and gold. 84 pp. In 2010, the remaining text blocks of 'The Satyr's Sermon' were bound up as the 'Thirteen Maxims Edition'. The binding is the same as the Deluxe Edition, but instead of an oak box the book is housed in a black cloth slipcase gilt-blocked with a device of the Satyr's Head, on one side. The other side of the slipcase is pocketed, to contain the Corpus Satyri letterpress Talisman. The edition is accompanied by a small card slip printed in maroon and yellow on heavy goldenrod paper stock which states in part "This reserve edition of 'The Satyr's Sermon was bound on May 15, 2010 from the remaining thirteen text blocks of that title..." Issued in an edition limited to 13 hand-numbered copies, this copy is un-numbered. In correspondence with the publisher in 2011, it was explained that there were actually 14 copies bound and slipcased as the 'Thirteen Maxims' edition, one copy was an overrun and left unnumbered. This is that copy. Fine in slipcase with Talisman and printed slip, as issued. Fine in Slipcase. Item #310468
¶ Completed in early 2004, the Sermon formed a portion of the "Monadic Transmission" series of texts originally issued in hand-written, hand-illustrated editions of one copy only. This unique grimoire concerns the sorcerous precept of Unfettered Desire, as expounded in parable form by the twin sexual hypostases of the Sabbatic Agapae. The book gives voice to a connubial dialectic patterned upon 26 aphoristic formulae or "Sermons" and their accompanying calligraphic sigils. As a whole, the book exposits diverse formulae of magical adoration, invoking the eternal mystae of The Beloved. The original 2004 manuscript of 'The Satyr's Sermon' was accompanied by a sigilised communion wafer divided into four parts -- the 'Corpus Satyri'. The talisman that was made for the deluxe version of the book is based on the original.