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FRISVOLD, Nicholaj de Mattos [editor
SERPENT SONGS. An Anthology of Traditional Craft. Deluxe Edition, one of 64 copies bound in full green morocco, gilt
Scarlet Imprint, 2013. First Edition, Deluxe Issue. Leather Bound. First Edition, First Printing, Deluxe Issue. Large octavo. The fine bound 'Serpentine' edition, limited to 64 numbered copies, this being copy No., 26, with a signed inscription from th e publishers on the limitation leaf "To William, with Love, Alkistis / Peter". Bound in a verdant green morocco leather decorated in black and gold. The cover bears a design of a serpent and vesica. Hand-made marbled endpapers, and edges gilt. The book comes ribboned and slipcased. 224 pp., printed in black & gold, illustrated. A fine copy in slipcase, without dust jacket as issued. This deluxe edition was sold-out on publication, the trade hardcover edition (750 copies) is also out-of-print. Fine. ¶ A collection of fifteen essays introduced and curated by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold through whose contacts we encounter the worlds of lone practitioners and tradition holders, from both family and clan, and are allowed a rare glimpse into the workings of the more secretive proponents of the Craft. Traditional Craft is intimately bound to the spirit of the land. Serpent Songs contains the accounts of Cornish and Basque witchcraft, the relatively unknown Swedish Trolldom, the persecuted Bogomils, and the oft misrepresented Italian Streghoneria. Members of 1734 and Clan Tubal Cain are among those who choose to share their experiences and perspectives. Light is shed on such important figures as Robert Cochrane, Evan John-Jones and Andrew Chumbley amongst others, but more than illustrious ancestors, traditional craft is revealed as a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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