By Andrew D. Chumbley
The 2002 Sethos Edition of Azoëtia is the definitive edition of Andrew Chumbley’s groundbreaking foundational work on the Sabbatic Tradition. With significant additions, revisions, and added artwork, it also bears a new introduction by the author taking ten years of publication history into perspective. Over the course of 2002 and 2003, the work was issued in five different forms, all co-designed by Andrew D. Chumbley and Daniel A. Schulke in accordance with dream:
Available in the following Editions:
Standard Edition: hollen green boards, brown endsheets, gold stamping of the Wheel of the Sacred Alphabet, limited to 484 hand-numbered copies.
Deluxe Edition: gold-stamped hollen green boards and slip-case, quarter-bound in fair goatskin, English marbled endsheets, limited to 44 hand-numbered copies; 22 with red ribbon, 22 with black. Each copy accompanied by a talismanic card for the Sacred Alphabet and the Patron Daimon of the Book, each card hand-produced and signed by the author.
Special Edition: gold stamping on natural full Nigerian goatskin, slip-cased in hollen green box with additional stamping, hand-made English marbled endpapers, limited to 11 hand-numbered and sigillised copies for internal distribution only. Each copy was accompanied by a talismanic card dedicated to one of the eleven Aats with an invocation to Sethos, the Patron Daimon of the Book; each card hand-produced and signed by the author.
Sethos-Behena or ‘Black’ edition: published May 15th 2003: silver stamping on black boards and slip-case, black-on-black endpapers, black ribbon marker, limited to 77 copies only. Each copy is accompanied by an eight-page text in plain card covers, entitled ‘The Rite of Amethystine Light’, hand-produced and signed by the author; also a small talisman hand-painted in walnut ink on oriental snakeskin paper. From the perspective of the author, the ritual serves to complete the foundation of the Azoëtic phase of magical work 1992-2003 and to open the way for the Draconist Path ahead.
X-Series or ‘Twin-Lions’: released October 31, 2003: gold stamping on hollen-green boards and slip-case, black-on-black endpapers, black ribbon marker, limited to 22 copies only.