Xoanon. 2000. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition. Square octavo, original full faux black leather stamped in silver, speckled light brown eggshell endpapers, printed on flecked Birch paper. 64 pp. Issued in a limited edition of 77 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 6. This copy is Sigilized in the author's hand in black ink on the rear endpaper, signed by him as "Alogos". Loosely inserted is an envelope sigilized by the author & titled SABATRACHION, which contains a red folder sigilized and signed by the author and a page of the Sabatrachion, the "shadow-grimoire" of the book, one leaf of heavy dark blue paper inscribed, sigilized, and signed by the author in silver and gold ink. Also present is a small envelope titled "Blackthorn + Toadskin" in ink with decorative scrolls and a sigil. This contains a blackthorn spike and the 'Azha-Sethos-Qayin' talisman formed with green ink and metallic paints upon a triangular piece of toadskin. It should be noted that many copies of this book lack the "Sabatrachion" leaf. Covers slightly bowed as usual, a fine copy. A legendary rarity. Item #311721
¶ 'The Grimoire of the Golden Toad' emerged as a private textual emanation of Chumbley's undertaking of 'The Waters of the Moon', the toad-bone ritual known amongst the horsemen, farriers, farmhands and cunning folk of East Anglia. The scarcest published Cultus Sabatti book.