OCCLITH 0: OMNIFORM. Special Reserve Edition bound in Alum-Tawed Goatskin, limited to 11 copies.
Price: $1,500.00 USD
Publisher: Three Hands Press.
Date Published: 2013
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book Id: 310846
First Edition. Octavo. Special Reserve Edition, bound in full white Alum-Tawed Goatskin stamped with a hand-carved pear wood seal designed by T. Keola on front panel, the spine with two raised bands and titled in blind. Issued in a Limited Edition of just 11 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 3. Signed by the Editor, Joseph Uccello. 272 pp, illustrated. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued.
¶ Since 1992, Xoanon and its sister publishing house Three Hands Press have pioneered the art of occult publishing, their practice driven by the philosophy that a truly magical book transcends the medium of its material embodiment. In part, this has been achieved through sublime qualities of exceptional content and artistry: original text, image, and type design which are undeniably possessed by the inspiring spirits which animate the volume. In the most potent of instances, the book coalesces by a hidden and vital anatomy, whose heart pulsates with life. Historically, the phenomenon of the magical book has appeared at the confluence of magic, mysticism, artistic inspiration and high craftsmanship. Nowhere is this as evident or beguiling as in the corpus of European alchemical texts, created in the ascendancy of movable type, where individual spiritual revelation came to inform both how the Royal Art of Alchemy was understood, and how books were made. In collaboration with The Viatorium Press, and in the spirit of furthering the modern tradition of the Magical Book, we are pleased to announce Occlith Omniform 0 from award-winning artist, typographer and printer Joseph Uccello. Containing essential texts of the Paracelsian School of Alchemy, the whole serves as an animated sourcebook of essential Hermetic philosophy and Natural Magic, vivified through the letterpress-inspired type design and Uccello's masterful ink and brush drawings. In addition to the lavishly-illustrated alchemical texts, Omniform includes an essential lexicon of alchemical terms, and an original Introduction by Uccello serves as the portal of ingress into this Corporeal Book.