Three Hands Press, 2017. First Edition, First Printing, Special Issue. Full Leather. Octavo, publisher's original full red pigskin leather titled in gilt on spne and decorated in gilt on upper and lower covers, hand-marbled endpapers, slipcased. 176 pp. Illustrated. The Special Edition, limited to just 17 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 17. A fine copy in slipcase, as issued. Note: the colophon leaf calls for the special edition to be bound in quarter red pigskin (as the Deluxe edition), but this is in error; it was issued in full leather as here. Fine in Slipcase. Item #311077
¶ Plants of the Devil examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Included in the book are the diabolical concepts of the Wild Adversary and the Devil’s Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, Poisonous Plants, herbs of evil omen, and herbs for protection, or 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' The book will be of great interest to students of the occult, witchcraft, and plant folklore. The book is illustrated throughout with original illustrations of Marzena Ablewska, known for her evocative characterizations of plants and the sinister feminine.