ARCANUM BESTIARUM: Of the Subtil & Occult Virtues of Divers Beasts.

Hercules, CA: Xoanon / Three Hands, 2012. Limited Edition. SIGNED by both author and illustrator on the title page. A Fine Premium Cloth Copy in fine dust jacket. Printed in two colors on heavy custom stock, and illustrated with original woodblock prints by Liv Rainey-Smith. With fifty-five original woodcut illustrations by artist Liv Rainey-Smith, prepared especially for this title in close collaboration with the author. Amongst the more ambitious renderings in the work are the occult cryptofauna Homunculus, Manticore, Ouroboros, and Basilisk, as well as animals prominent in the ancient dawn of magick. Special attention is given to the zoomorphic aspects of Alchemy, which historically used the bestial emblemata as veils of the stages of the Great Work, as well as shamanism and witchcraft, bodies of knowledge particularly rich in the lore of animals as spirit-helpers. 272 pages. Tall octavo. Item #14527

Price: $135.00

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