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ONE. THE GRIMOIRE OF THE GOLDEN TOAD. A Mystery-Text Serving to Reveal the Arcana of Sabatraxas, Being An Exposition of the Antient Wicce-craft Initiation into the Mysteries of Toadmanship, known to the wise as "The Waters of the Moon". Here Transcribed by A .:. For All who seek the Way of the Lonely Road
See Detailed Description Below. Xoanon. 2000. Manuscript Edition. "Manuscript Copy". A privately produced edition made by the author from what appear to be preliminary (or proof) sheets. Larger format than the published book (31 x 21.5 cm, the published book measures just 23.9 x 18.4 cm), bound in plain black cloth, with white paste-downs and black free endpapers front & rear. 60 pp. Title leaf signed by the author with his magickal name "Alogos" in a fine script, with a large sigil; colophon leaf is marked "manuscript copy" in the author's hand. Additionally, the recto of the black rear flyleaf is elaborately inscribed by the author in gold ink "For Simon Kane, with fraternal benediction, Andrew D. Chumbley, June, 2002." Below this is signed (also in gold ink) "Alogos" with an elaborate sigil. The colophon leaf in this copy is substantially different from the published edition, with no statement of limitation and no publisher's device. Loosely inserted in this copy is a small envelope inscribed "Toadskin" by the author, containing a triangular talisman of the Daimon of the book hand-painted by the author on toad-leather. There is also a large envelope inscribed "Sabatrachion" and sigilised by Chumbley, containing within a printed red 'Azha-Sethos-Qayin' card, heavily sigilised on the front by Chumbley, signed on the rear (as "Alogos") with a large sigil. This is the card which carried a calligraphy leaf of the Sabatrachion, the 'shadow-grimoire' of the book, but there is no leaf included (presumably as this copy was inscribed and presented by Andrew to the original owner t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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