The Book of Q’ab iTz


David Herrerias


The Book of Q’ab iTz is part of a series of books that Atramentous Press will be producing on the subject of the Dragon’s Column, this being the cohort who contributed towards the work that eventually became The Dragon Book of Essex by A. D. Chumbley. It is in light of this that The Book of Q’ab iTz should be considered as having both a talismanic and telesmatic application.

The Book of Q’ab iTz appears as the vessel for the sorcerer, for contained within is the evidence of a practitioner who has dedicated the past few years to the arte magical. It is in light of this quite exquisite emanation that Atramentous Press is very proud to announce the publication of David Herrerias’ first work. As an artist and practitioner of the crooked path he has emerged as a contemporary mystic. With a similar style to Austin Osman Spare and Andrew Chumbley, The Book of Q’ab iTz will surely be regarded as the most revered enchiridion for the dreaming Self.

Emerging as a record of his work, this being based on Andrew Chumbley’s Dragon Book of Essex, Qutub and Azoetia, as well as the work of Spare such as The Zoetic Grimoire of Zos and The Book of Pleasure, it places this particular book at the pinnacle of contemporary artistic spirit-possessed expressionism. Yet this offers something more to the reader. By manifesting only part of a greater living spiritual interaction with daemons and familiars, Herrerias manages to produce an evolved emanation of these previous masters. Combining his Mexican cultural background with the western occultism, The Book of Q’ab iTz presents an opportunity to engage with a pantheon of tricksters, familiars, Gods and Goddesses through the dream state. And while it acknowledges the influence of others, it is not a simple reflection of the past, but rather marks the evolution of the mysteries based on individual endeavour.

All things must return to the vessel so that they can be sacrificed in the mid-winter light. The Book of Q’ab iTz marks a new chapter in crooked path sorcery. With over sixty pieces of artwork as well as the written workings and insights from David Herrerias, this book should appeal to all those who are interested in understanding the power of the oneiric experience and the ophidian current, as encapsulated by Chumbley’s Dragon Book of Essex. This is after all a truly unique expression of a work which is happening Now. To be perfectly frank, there are few who have shown the capacity of being able to capture the spirit, yet through word, deed and art The Book of Q’ab iTz has accomplished this with distinct aplomb.


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Standard Edition

The Book of Q’ab iTz
By David Herrerias

Specifications:

Natural Terracotta cover with central insignia.
Printed spine.
Natural heritage blue endpapers.
Paper: 150 gsm ‘Munken Rough’, with full colour printing.
1st Press Limited Edition of 333 copies.
Approx. Approx 120 pages.
£42


Useful information for our clients

We have chosen to commision a new book binder for our deluxe editions. This book binder has a lifetime of experience in conservation and restoration of books that go back to the early 14th century. Most of the work this small family firm have undertaken has been for museums, the Houses of Parliament and English Heritage.  The managing–director of this company is also one of the co-founding members of the Society of Book Binders. This new relationship opens up the possibilities of what we can produce, and thanks to the vast array of dies going back to 1462, we now have the ability to access a wealth of historically significant tooling for producing exquisite book bindings. 


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Somatic Special Edition

The Book of Q’ab iTz
David Herrerias

Specifications:

Goatskin cover, with gold foil insignia block to front cover
Gold foil block to spine with 5 traditionally made ribs with gold foil block insignia to rear
Cream endpapers
Paper: 150 gsm ‘Munken Rough’, with full colour printing.
Head and tail bands
Comes in felt lined cloth slipcase.
Limited to 33 copies.
Pages: Approx 120.
£482
 


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Telesmatic Deluxe Edition

The Book of Q’ab iTz
David Herrerias

Specifications:

Polished goatskin cover, with gold foil block insignia block to front cover, spine and back, with further decorative blocking to edges.
5 traditionally constructed ribs to spine.
Nonpareil marbled endpapers.
Paper: 150 gsm ‘Munken Rough’, with full colour printing.
Head and tail bands.
This is contained in a full leather solander book, which will also have foil blocked title on the front and traditionally constructed ribs to spine.
This version also comes with a sigillic talisman by David Herrerias on nagual made paper from Mexico.
Limited to 13 copies.
Pages: Approx 120.
£656 including complimentary courier