Published by the Society Esoteric Endeavour, UK, 2011. First Edition thus, Softcover, 16 cm x 10 cm (6.5" x 4"), 89 pages. Limited Edition of 180 in the world.
Mint condition, unread copy, pages uncut. This is a very rare and very limited edition of. By Guidon, which was published by the Society Esoteric Endeavour S.It was translated from the Old, or Norman French by Philippe Pissier. This book is in mint condition, and is true to the style in which Medieval grimoires were published, and circulated - essentially a chapbook format, with wraps, and measures 16 cm x 10 cm (approx), and has 89 pages of text, with most of the pages being uncut, so this is an unread copy. It is numbered, and is one of 180 copies published, and is a very early, and very desirable number, being the number of magic itself #11. This important book would make a significant addition to any serious occult library. This is the last copy I have, which I was planning to keep - because of the number. In order to be historically accurate, the book is issued in paper wraps and has a somewhat rough-hewn binding. The cover is printed with a talismanic design and is waterproofed using an age-old method that involves rubbing the cover with beeswax and then burnishing it with a smooth stone, all done by hand of course. The paper is intentionally designed to have a rustic look and feel, much like the charms contained within. It is given a yap binding (an overlapping cover, often seen in older Bibles) and has clipped corners.
According to the publisher, "Hahnemahle Medieval Laid 130 gsm paper" was chosen, as it closely resembles 17th century paper created with the mould-made production method. The linen texture of the paper is amazing.
It feels very organic, and is flecked with natural fibers. Pages have a natural deckle edge at the top. The majority of copies (copies 1-154) have uncut pages, leaving it up to the reader to slice open each page with a pen-knife. Further adhering to tradition, the publisher chose to print. Using lead type, an admirable but expensive decision.
Though the publisher uses impressive printing methods and materials, the overall presentation of the book is very practical, including its size; it can easily be carried in a jacket pocket. This book isn't intended to be a show piece -- it's designed for use.The item "Magic Secrets Guidon Society Rome 1670 (Rare, Only 180 Copies In The World)" is in sale since Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "youngevitystore" and is located in Richmond, British Columbia.
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