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Viridarium Umbris. The Pleasure Garden of Shadows, which Treats of the Secret Knowledge of Trees and Herbs Deliver'd by the Fallen Angels unto Man.
Xoanon Publishing Ltd., Hercules, CA 2005 - Hardcover. Large 8vo. xvi + 526pp. Stunning copper embellished sage green cloth. Seventy b&w illustrations done by the author. This edition limited to 576 hand-numbered copies. By the author of Ars Philtron, and the Magister and Verdelet of the Cultus Sabbati this volume is ".an extensive grimoire of Wortcunning, or plant-magic, The Pleasure Garden addresses the secret knowledge of trees and herbs as delivered to man by the Fallen Angels. The work encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of individual plants. The whole is intended as a textual reification of the Green Arts within the context of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition." A very hard-to-obtain book by this prominent member of the Cultus Sabbati, following in the magical footsteps of Andrew Chumbley, Austin Osman Spare et al. Previously owned but appears untouched - thus Fine (no dustjacket - none issued). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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