BALKAN'S 2014 BOOK OF THE YEAR! Cecil Williamson's Book of Witchcraft. A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft. Published by Troy Books, UK, 2014. Special Fine Edition, Full-Leather, with Carved Oak Box.
Limited to 10 signed and numbered copies. This is a very rare and very limited talismanic full-leather special fine edition of. Cecil Williamson's Book of Witchcraft: A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft. By Steve Patterson, published by Troy Books, in 2014. Only 10 special fine edition copies were produced, each bound in terracotta fine hand polished and finished goat leather, with gold blocking to the front and spine, marbled end-papers, and marker ribbon.Each copy was numbered and signed, and came housed in a lined, hand carved oak box, made and carved by the author. This copy is numbered #5, and is signed by Steve Patterson. And this special talismanic edition has been awarded. This important superbly produced grimoire would make a significant addition to any serious occult library.
Hand bound in terracotta fine hand polished and finished goat leather, gold foil blocking to the front and spine, marbled end papers and marker ribbon. Lithographic printing on 120gsm cream paper stock with sewn binding.Limited to 10 signed and hand numbered examples. This edition will be issued with a lined, hand carved oak box, made and carved by the author.
Quoted from Troy Books site. In 1996, whilst helping the then new owner Graham King in refurbishments to the Museum of Witchcraft, Steve happened upon a handwritten manuscript entitled simply Witchcraft and containing an intriguing pot-pourri of esoterica from the hand of the Museum's founder; Cecil Williamson. It is this manuscript which provides the basis for Steve's book which includes a full annotated transcript of the Witchcraft manuscript, a history of Cecil Williamson and the Museum of Witchcraft, a treatise on Cecil Williamsons vision of traditional Witchcraft - the practices and the philosophy of the wayside witches, an account of his meetings with Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner, and a controversial account of his witnessing of the birth of Wicca.
The book is both a valuable reliquary of practices for the traditional witch, and a resource for folklorists and historians alike; telling the tale of a hitherto largely ignored, but hugely influential episode in modern occult history, and one of the great unsung heroes of the twilight world of folklore and witchcraft. The book is both a valuable reliquary of practices for the traditional witch, and a resource for folklorists and historians alike; telling the tale of a hitherto ignored, but hugely influential episode in modern occult history. Pagination: 304 pages with 32 black and white photo plates in Royal format 234 x 156mm.
Foreword by Graham King Introduction Introduction Notes. Book One The'WITCHCRAFT' Notebook. Spells and Charms Notes for'Spells and Charms' Divination Notes for'Divination' Amulets Notes for'Amulets' Magical Figures Notes for'Magical Figures. Book Two Cecil Williamson A West Country Cunning Man. The Cecil Williamson Story Notes for'The Cecil Williamson Story' Meeting with such Fascinating Persons Notes for'Meeting with such Fascinating Persons' The Spider's Web Notes for'The Spider's Web' Come Drink...
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