Three Hands Press, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Full Leather. First Edition. Large quarto, original full mahogany goatskin, the spine with raised bands and titled and decorated in brown, front panel decorated in brown, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarker, slipcased. 560 pp., printed offset lithography on heavy uncoated stock, illustrated in colour throughout. The Special Edition, limited to just 27 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 5. A fine copy in slipcase, as issued. Note: The colophon calls for these Special Copies to be Signed by the Author, but due to the weight of the books, time delays and geographical differences (the author is in the UK and the book was published in the USA), no copies were issued Signed. Fine. Item #311075
¶ Many years in the works and thoroughly researched, Effigy is an exhaustive compendium of image magic, viewed particularly through the lens of witchcraft, and the sorcery and folk magic of Britain. As a cartography of magical simulacra, it meticulously examines the broad range of magical effigy types, their materials and methods of construction, as well as the spells used to awaken and empower them. The whole is enriched by practical receipts taken from the author’s personal notebooks, and arresting original images.