Fine Esoteric Books and Images
Monday, April 8, 2013
Deluxe editions of Arcanum Bestiarum are shipping now and throughout the month of April, as they are delivered from our handbindery. The book is bound in full batik skiver, bearing on its face the seal of the Goosefoot, with hand-marbled endpapers and limited to 49 copies only. The book is also accompanied by a signed and hand-numbered woodblock print by Bestiarum artist Liv Rainey-Smith corresponding to each enumerated book, featuring an image specifically created for this edition and seen nowhere else. Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, the deluxe edition is NOT signed by the author, as initially announced.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
We have just announced By Moonlight and Spirit Flight by Michael Howard. The fourth of our Three Hands Press Occult Monograph series, this work deals specifically with historical patternings of the Witches Sabbath, particularly its component of the nocturnal flight, and the folkloric components of the estatic assembly. Several other Monographs in this series will follow in due course this year.
Deluxe editions of Arcanum Bestiarum will begin shipping Friday, April 5, afer a long delay in the bindery. The title will be shipping in the sequence ordered over the course of the coming weeks. Foreign orders on standard editions are also continuing to ship at present.
The Seattle launch party for issue 1 of CLAVIS Journal took place on Tuesday, March 26 with great enthusiasm and attendance. Congratulations to Hagen von Tulien, Joseph Uccello, Benjamin Vierling, and Rima Staines, all of whom contributed fine images to Issue 1, for a successful exhibition and sales of their work. Thanks to all who turned out to wish us well.
Issue 2 of our collaborative journal with Ouroboros Press is well underway for a 2013 release, with an number of substantive works from artists and authors from around the world. Those wishing to contribute either images or text to CLAVIS are encouraged to do so.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The deluxe edition of Michael Howard's Scottish Witches and Warlocks has arrived from our handbindery and all copies have been shipping over the past fortnight. The book is bound in full purple cloth and gilt-blocked with a serpent-pillar icon invoking the old Scottish Nathair. A small number of these remain in stock.
Standard hardcover copies of Robert Fitzgerald's Arcanum Bestiarum are now in the process of shipping. Though stock is depleted, this edition is still available. The deluxe issue, which sold out in the first 36 hours after its announcement, is presently at the handbindery and due to begin shipping March 29. This version of our own occult bestiary, bound in two-tone batik skiver, is accompanied by a signed and numbered woodblock print by Liv Rainey-Smith, a unique theriomorphic apparition created only for this edition.
Liv's evocative images from Arcanum Bestiarum have been received with accolades at a number of recent exhibitions and we look forward to future work with her on new projects. Ten original images from Arcanum Bestiarum will be exhibited as part of From The Shadows of the Trees, opening Friday April 5th, from 7pm-10pm at i-g creative studio in Philadephia, located at 1021 N. Third St. Suite 201. Other denizens of her menagerie will appear at a solo art show at Gargoyle's Statuary in Seattle, opening June 21st.
CLAVIS Journal, our joint collaboration with Ouroboros Press, has just issued its Maiden Edition and the standard copies are now shipping for all current and pre-orders. CLAVIS 1 will have a launch party in Seattle on March 26, 2013. Artist and typographer Joseph Uccello of Viatorium Press will give a short talk entitled "Treading the Codex Naturae: Esoteric Ideas on Book Design and Printing," with refreshments and music by Kora player Chet Korpt.
Following on a tradition of four years of international Occult Art exhibitions established by the Esoteric Book Conference in 2009, the event will feature the work of four artists from Europe, England, and the United States whose work appears in CLAVIS 1. We are proud to host the images of Hagen Von Tulien, Rima Staines, Benjamin Vierling, and of course Mr. Uccello, whose hypnotic ink brushwork and letterpress tabulae have been sought out by occult art connoisseurs for several years. Originals, as well as art prints, will be available for sale, as will book stock from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press, including rarities. Unique CLAVIS merchandise will also be on offer. CLAVIS co-editors William Kiesel and Daniel Schulke will also give a brief talk about the journal, its origin and future compass.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Several new titles are currently emerging after an incredibly busy season in the dark grottoes of pre-press. The trade editions of Michael Howard's Scottish Witches and Warlocks are now shipping to all pre-order customers. A small number of hardcover editions of this title remain.
The first issue of CLAVIS JOURNAL, our collaborative publication with Ouroboros Press, is now available, featuring cutting-edge occult content from modern practitioners, as well as a few obscure classics from centuries past. Standard softcover editions will be released February 25, and the deluxe leatherbound edition will be out in Mid-March.
Robert Fitzgerald's Arcanum Bestiarum, after a long delay in production, is now slated to arrive at our facility February 27. Shipping of the standard editions will begin soon after. Read an interview with artist Liv Rainey-Smith about her work illustrating this groundbreaking tome.
We are delighted to report that, in accord with the untamed spirit of its menagerie, a portion of the proceeds from the book are being donated to the California Wolf Center. The Center is a wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Julian, California dedicated to the ongoing restoration of the Gray Wolf to its native range.