No Place: Three Hands Press, 2017. First Edition Thus. Leather. First Edition, Deluxe Leather Edition limited to just 40 copies, this being copy No. 30. Octavo. bound in full black goat heavily decorated in gilt. 24 pages, printed letterpress, Designed by Daniel A. Schulke and Joseph Uccello, the book is printed in two-color letterpress by Dependable Letterpress of San Francisco, handbound by Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher of Pettingell Bookbindery, binder to XOANON Limited. Note: The Deluxe Issue sold out well in advance of publication. Fine. Item #311116
¶ Among the dark classics of witchcraft literature is Mario Guazzo's inquistor's handbook of 1608, COMPENDIUM MALEFICARUM. In addition to its contributions to the 'sinister traditions' of occult witchcraft, the pages of the book featured highly original woodcuts depicting the witches' Sabbat and magical intercourse between the devil and his adorants. Emerging in one of the darkest periods of religious history, it remains a haunting artifact of both the hatred and phantasmagoric imagination of European Christendom. OF THE WITCHES PACT WITH THE DEVIL is a limited edition release printing Book 1, Chapter 7 from the Montague Summers edition of Compendium Maleficarum, and features five of the original woodcuts.