Fine Esoteric Books and Images

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The limited hardcover edition and sewn paperbound edition of  Peter Hamilton-Giles' The Baron Citadel arrived today. At present we are quality checking copies and hand numbering the standard hardcover editions. Shipping will commence tomorrow, and will continue throughout the month of October, beginning with pre-orders. Both the deluxe and special editions of this title will be arriving in December.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Special editions of Radomir Ristic's Witchcraft and Sorcery of the Balkans are now in. This handsome volume, limited to 41 copies only, is handbound by Klaus at Berkeley's famed Pettingell Bookbindery. The volume is bound in scarified full scarlet boarskin, bearing an emblem evocative of the Bogomilian gnosis. With hand marbled endpapers and velvet-lined slipcase, this is one of our our more sumptuous offerings this year. Tremendous interest in this edition was generated in our pre-order offering, and it quickly sold out. However a small number of the limited hardcover editions remain which can be purchased here.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

This week Radomir Ristic's book Witchcraft and Sorcery of the Balkans arrived from the printers, adding  another handsome and informative title on old witchcraft and traditional magic to our catalogue. Both the trade paperbound and the limited edition hardcover are now shipping for all orders. Limited edition leather copies are scheduled to ship in mid-September. We are also pleased to report that Mr. Ristic will be publishing an additional new title through Three Hands Press in 2016, news of which is soon to come.

A short essay by Radomir also appears in the second volume of our limited-edition printed prospectus AUSPICES. This small booklet, free with all orders, is almost gone. Volume 2 also includes an interview with the artist Raven Ebner, discussing the genesis of her art, which will soon appear in Martin Duffy's forthcoming book Effigy: Of Graven Image and Holy Idol. Auspices 3 will be released in September.

Monday, June 8, 2015

In the name of the venerable St. John the Baptist, we herald the approach of Summer with the announcement of Radomir Ristic's Witchcraft and Sorcery of the Balkans for a release in July. This long-awaited book is packed with obscure information on witch lore and magic of the Balkan areas of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Bulgaria. Containing a number of illustrations, the book has a special 8-page color section on heavy stock.

Leather copies of Penumbrae, our occult fiction anthology published in April, are in the final stages of binding this week and will be shipped June 17. This very special edition, which is now sold out, has had a number of additional refinements to the binding, and represents a new aesthetic direction of our book designs, in collaboration with The Key Printing and Binding of Oakland. 

Those in our readership anticipating announcement of the book The Marks of Teth by Amodali are advised to read her new essay The Magical and Erotic Phenomenology of Ritual Performance within the Babalon Current. The article gives a glimpse of the wyrd informing Amodali's upcoming book, the distillation of many years of practical work within the acana of the Babalon Current. The author is pictured here in a recent image by Anima Nocturna.

This past Spring Three Hands Press incepted the limited edition prospectus Auspices, a full colour bulletin featuring images, essays, special offers and news about upcoming releases. Free with every order shipped, the stock of Volume I is now entirely exhausted. Volume 2, featuring a curious traditional ritual of Serbian witchcraft translated by Radomir Ristic, and an interview with Raven Ebner, will be released June 25th. Raven's phantasmagoric art, which will be featured in Martin Duffy's upcoming book on Image Magic, will be exhibited at the 7th annual Esoteric Book Conference, held in Seattle this September 26th and 27th.