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SCHULKE, Daniel A
VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS. The Pleasure Garden of Shadow. Which Treats of the Secret Knowledge of Trees and Herbs, Deliver'd by the Fallen Angels unto Man. Arbor Infernis ("Mandrake's Head") edition, One of Six unnumbered copies issued as Binder's Proofs.
No place: Xoanon Publishing. 2005 [2007]. First edition. Small quarto. Originally issued in a limited edition of 576 numbered copies bound in sage-green cloth with gilt stamping, there was a second issue in 2007 of 77 numbered copies, the "Arbor Infernis edition". These copies are bound differently from the first issue, in full moss-yellow cloth with gold stamping, with the Mandrake's Death-Head in gold on the upper panel. The special numbered copies of the Arbor Infernis edition were each issued with an original hand-drawn talisman of coloured ink on papyrus bearing one of the 77 Emanants of the Arbor Infernis. This copy is one of a very few extra copies of the Arbor Infernis edition retained by the press, unnumbered and without the talisman, it is, however, signed and sigilized by the author. According to EIKOSTOS, "Six additional unnumbered copies of the Arbor Infernis edition,without talismans, were also bound up as binder's proofs." No copies of this edition were offered to the public. A fine copy without dust wrapper, as issued. Encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of individual plants. Much of the magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary relationship, in conjunction with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. The whole is intended as a textual reification of the Green Arts within the context of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition, and within the greater ambit of Brythonic plantlore and f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books - ABAC / ILAB [Hornby Island, BC, Canada]

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