Xoanon Publishing Ltd, 2015. Third Edition. Half-Leather. Third Edition, Deluxe Issue. Octavo, bound in half crimson goat and marbled boards, in custom slipcase. 111 copies printed, this being copy No. 102. The Third edition presents the complete text of the 'Sethos Edition' of 2002, being the definitive recension of the work. Original images have been digitally conserved and the text has been freshly typeset, plus this New Edition includes three original images by Andrew D. Chumbley which were not present in the first or second editions, and includes a brand new Preface written by Frater A.H.I. and Soror I. Design and Materials are of the highest standard, for which Xoanon is well known. A fine copy in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine in Slipcase. Item #310603
¶ As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley's visionary book 'The Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft' was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is releasing the third edition of 'The Azoëtia'. The grimoire 'Azoëtia' is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working instruments, the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress, and an eleven-chaptered grimoire 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.