Xoanon Publishing Ltd, 2015. Third Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, bound in black cloth with dark green endpapers and dust jacket.1,000 copies printed, this being copy No. 919. This copy is curiously bound without endpapers; a binding flaw; the first leaf is the half-title page. The text is complete, its still a nice copy, just no endpapers. 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. Despite the flaw of having no endpapers, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #311141
¶ 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.