ABRAXAS: An Esoteric Journal. Number One. DeLuxe Edition.
London: Fulgur Limited, 2009. FIRST LIMITED EDITION. 171 copies only with hand-numbered engraving by Parisi. A FINE COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. The deLuxe edition includes an original hand-printed wood-engraving by Italian artist, Francesco Parisi. The deLuxe volume was bound by hand in full gray cloth, endpapers, title stamped on spine, illustration inset at the front panel, with a letter-press Manifesto for ABRAXAS. Francesco Parisi is one of Italy's most respected and critically acclaimed wood-engravers. His symbolist work has been secured by some of the worlds most prestigious institutions, such as the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings. In offering us a hand-printed edition of 'The Garden of Proserpine', Francesco is giving a generous gift in support of the inaugural issue of the journal. Literary contributions for this inaugural issue include: The Green Intercessor Tutelary Spirits and the Transmission of Plant-Magic by Daniel A. Schulke; Caveat Anonyter! A Study of Flying Ointments and their Plants by Sarah Penicka-Smith; Sorceries of the Threshold: Transgression into the Between States by Anon; The Uncertainty of Illumination, Gnosis and Epistemology in Traditional Craft by Stuart Inman; Lucifer by Starlight :An Interview with Francesco Parisi; The Third Eye: The Fantastic World of Lobsang Rampa by Phil Hine; Transmutations of Good and Evil: Alchemy, Witchcraft and the Graal in the Work of Arthur Machen by Edward Gauntlett; Skip Witches, Hop Toads by Stephen Grasso; A Dream of Witchcraft Turned to Nightmare: The Five Witches of Albrecht Durer by John Callow; On Sappho by James Butler. (Item ID: FUL-A1d)