Zagava aims to publish and distribute books produced to the highest standards, both as far as the contents and the production values are concerned.
Zagava´s books transcend the boundaries of the weird, the supernatural, the decadent and mystical.

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The Sketchbook of Stanislav Szukalski

Szukalski

“The Feathered Bough” by Stephen J. Clark

“The Irregular Casebook of Sherlock Holmes” by Ron Weighell

“The Hauntings at Tankerton Park” by Reggie Oliver

“Bandit Poet” by Jeremy Reed

“The Uncertainty of All Earthly Things” by Mark Valentine

“The Curious Case of Jan Torrentius” by Brian Howell

“The House of Silence” by Avalon Brantley

Der Orchideengarten

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“The Prozess Manifestations” by Mark Samuels

“In This Glass House” by Thomas Phillips

The Hauntings at Tankerton Park – Handprinted Cards

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Booklore

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Booklore (26 lettered Edition)

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Erith by Quentin S. Crisp

Erith

Brendan Connell (The numbered Edition)

Cannibals numbered Website

Brendan Connell (26 lettered Edition)

Cannibals lettered Website

Dreams of Ourselves

Dreams wrapped

The Stream And The Torrent

Torrent Gemälde

Malingerer

Malingerer Scull

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“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood

“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Paperback Edition)

“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Paperback Edition)

20,00 EUR

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“I am here and I have hours to wait before I may take possession of this holiday flat for a simple fortnight’s pleasure. The journey behind me collapses into the hinterland of my mind, rolled up as the past takes possession, penning it into its cavity and alcove. The capital seems a long way off. I think of the oval frosted glass and the sound of my neighbour’s radio and the silence of the dawn and the work that has to be done in the unfolding unpredictability of the setting. I need to think carefully and to compose myself and imagine that the holidays are here and that everything is alright.
But everything is not alright.” (Jonathan Wood)

Paperback edition 14 Euro plus 6 Euro for trackable shipping


“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Numbered Edition)

“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Numbered Edition)

78,00 EUR

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“The suspicion of a sordid sorcery is everywhere. It’s in the brassy beer, that English elixir, and the dank veil of the grey rain.” (Mark Valentine in his introduction)

Numbered hardcover edition, gold-blocked front cover and spine, finely cloth-bound in a considerably larger format (19 by 31cm!) than the paperback.

Price: 69 Euro plus 9 Euro for trackable worldwide shipping


“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Lettered Edition)

“The Delicate Shoreline Beckons Us” by Jonathan Wood (Lettered Edition)

265,00 EUR

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“Old English seaside towns are funny places, aren’t they? Nestling like small animal skulls on the coastal necklace of our once great country. You never know what you might do there or who you might bump into as you take the sea air and enjoy the simple pleasures of a break from the city.” (Jonathan Wood)

Luxurious signed, lettered edition (19 by 31 cm), gold-blocked front cover and spine, bound in exquisite leather, printed on finest Hahnemühle paper. The Hahnemühle paper mill is one of the world’s oldest – it was founded in 1584 in Northern Germany. This lettered edition will be accompanied by a complimentary paperback reading copy.

Price: 256 Euro plus 9 Euro for trackable worldwide shipping

“The Prozess Manifestations” by Mark Samuels

“The Prozess Manifestations” by Mark Samuels (Paperback Edition)

“The Prozess Manifestations” by Mark Samuels (Paperback Edition)

24,00 EUR

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Zagava’s numbered edition has of this great book sold out very quickly and since then friends continued to ask for a new edition. (Thank you, Mark, for making this possible!)
S.T. Joshi wrote about Mark and this book: “He has a sure grasp of the psychology of terror, knowing exactly what hints and details are likely to trigger in the reader the sense of unease and ‘wrongness’ that is the essence of the weird. His prose is fluid, richly textured, and at times hypnotic, whether he is dealing with contemporary phenomena or those of the historical past. A number of the stories in this book have a kind of European ambiance, recalling the themes and atmosphere of such writers as Jean Ray and Stefan Grabinski. But they nonetheless remain highly original, reflecting Samuels’s own concerns about our hapless position in a universe we cannot hope to understand and enmeshed in societal norms that are just as incomprehensible.”

Price: 18 Euro plus 6 Euro for trackable worldwide shipping

“The Friendly Examiner Episode 2” by Louis Marvick

“The Friendly Examiner Episode 2” by Louis Marvick

“The Friendly Examiner Episode 2” by Louis Marvick

36,00 EUR

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Finally the long-awaited 2nd episode!
“Strange damps are rising from cracks in the earth, damps that someone has been distilling into heady liquors with which to cloud the mind of Philosophy. Who is responsible for these volumes of graveyard poetry, these Gothic novels that set at defiance the hard-won standards of reason and verisimilitude? Diderot himself has developed a taste for them, and seems ready to topple into the grave. When he disappears, it is up to the Friendly Examiner to find him—at hazard of his own life and the happiness of Fabienne, his wife, who goes looking for him when he fails to return…” (Louis Marvick)

“This is an entertaining book that, if written ages ago, would now be great literature taught in schools and universities.” (des Lewis about Episode 1)

Price: 30 Euro plus 6 Euro for trackable worldwide shipping

“The House of Silence” by Avalon Brantley

 “The House of Silence” by Avalon Brantley (Paperback Edition)

“The House of Silence” by Avalon Brantley (Paperback Edition)

31,00 EUR

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The limited hardcover of “The House of Silence” by the late Avalon Brantley has sold out since long and I am most grateful to be allowed to re-issue this outstanding book about which the wonderful Acep Hale wrote this very positive review: https://lovecraftzine.com/2018/03/02/avalon-brantley-and-zagava-offer-a-reading-experience-like-few-others-with-the-house-of-silence/

Price: 22 Euro plus 9 Euro for trackable shipping

“The Bellboy” by Rebeccy Lloyd

“The Bellboy” by Rebeccy Lloyd (Lettered Edition)

“The Bellboy” by Rebeccy Lloyd (Lettered Edition)

265,00 EUR

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Soon there will be a signed, lettered edition of Rebecca Loyd‘s exquisite novella. This will be bound in real Egyptian papyrus and a partially translucent disc of alabaster stone is embedded into the front cover. The book is printed on finest Hahnemühle paper.

Price: 256.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro for international trackable worldwide shipping

“Alraune des Jugendstils — Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald”

“Alraune des Jugendstils — Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald” by Sven Brömsel

“Alraune des Jugendstils — Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald” by Sven Brömsel

39,00 EUR

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Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald (1878–1957), wife of Hanns-Heinz Ewers, was a true Art Nouveau icon and Zagava proudly presents her works after they were mostly forgotten for more than one hundred years. The myth-loving artist entered transrational realms with her abundant fantasy. She was celebrated by art critics before the First World War, exhibited successfully at the Berlin Secession and her book and fashion designs were well received.

In this softcover edition (23 by 23 cm) a 32-page biography (in German!) is accompanied by over 30 historic photos and illustrations, followed by 44 full-page color plates, 13 black-and-white drawings and 34 pages with her illustrative and book design work.

A limited hardcover edition with English text will follow in autumn 2019.

There will be an exhibition of her works in the prestigious Bröhan Museum in Berlin from the 28th of February till the 16th of June 2019. (http://www.broehan-museum.de/non-classe/save-the-date/)

Price is 30.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro for international trackable shipping

“The Bellboy” by Rebecca Lloyd

“The Bellboy” by Rebeccy Lloyd (Numbered Edition)

“The Bellboy” by Rebeccy Lloyd (Numbered Edition)

44,00 EUR

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“In 1932, young Walter Matthews finds life in Battersea with his sneering father and simpering mother close to unbearable. His only solace is his passion for all things Egyptian and his adoration for the manly figure of Howard Carter, whose splendid discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is constantly in the news. When he starts work as a bellboy in the Maydor Superior Hotel in Central London, Walter’s life brightens, and when he befriends Lady Fergus Mantel-Jefferson, a recluse living on the top floor of the hotel, his life positively blossoms, for by the most wonderful good fortune, Lady F was friends with Mr. Carter in Egypt, and Walter is dizzy with excitement at the chance of knowing more about his hero’s life. Unable to tolerate his father any longer, Walter persuades Lady F to house him in her suite while he looks for a room, which he eventually finds. But, on the morning he tells the old lady his news while admiring an alabaster statuette once belonging to Howard Carter, his world changes abruptly and all that glittered before him, his bright future, his hopes and plans, disappear before his very eyes.”

Thread-stitched hardcover with head- and tailband, book mark, limited to 174 numbered and 26 lettered exemplars.
Price of the numbered edition: 44.00 Euro (38.00 Euro plus 6.00 Euro shipping)

“The Friendly Examiner” by Louis Marvick

“The Friendly Examiner Episode 1” by Louis Marvick

“The Friendly Examiner Episode 1” by Louis Marvick

36,00 EUR

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When we remember the literature of the Age of Reason, we think of satires and essays debunking the extravagance of the imagination, or of projects for improving the material conditions of mankind. We do not think of the tale of terror. Of course not! The leaders of the Enlightenment wanted to dispel the darkness where monsters live, not thicken it—not magnify it. In fact (and this is not generally known) the editors of the first Encyclopaedia even took the bold step of engaging an intrepid young rationalist to investigate outbreaks of superstition, and to expose the machinery of charlatanism or the delusions of ignorance that inspired them. His first assignment: to get to the bottom of a ridiculous report that a giant blood-sucking spider has been preying on the inhabitants of a remotevillage in the Black Forest. Utter nonsense, of course…

“The Friendly Examiner” comes in 3 episodes. Episode 1 will be shipped in the last week of October, Episode 2 end of November and Episode 3 in the beginning of 2019.
When all three episodes are published, we will offer an illustrated slipcase.
Episode 1 has 84 pages and costs 36.00 Euros including trackable worldwide shipping.

“The Suicide Machine“ by Douglas Thompson

“The Suicide Machine“ by Douglas Thompson (numbered edition)

“The Suicide Machine“ by Douglas Thompson (numbered edition)

58,00 EUR

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“In a decaying suburban house, a narrator tends to his elderly mother while disturbed by nightmarish visions of his deceased artist brother, for whose violent death he blames himself. Hallucinations and conversations tell of possible futures, ambiguous pasts and surreal allegories. Of these the most fantastical of all may be The Suicide Machine itself: the discovery in an abandoned Glasgow villa of a cryptic black device linked to a dissident Russian physicist and his tragic lover, whose rumoured psychic experiments reverberate into the present. Family secrets and the enigmatic boundaries of life, death, sex and sanity all progressively give way and coalesce into an elegiac journey towards hard-won hope from the depths of despair.”

Thread-stitched hardcover with head- and tailband, book mark, limited to 174 numbered exemplars.
Price of the numbered edition: 58.00 Euro (49.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro shipping)


“The Suicide Machine“ by Douglas Thompson (lettered edition)

“The Suicide Machine“ by Douglas Thompson (lettered edition)

428,00 EUR

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The lettered edition is signed by Douglas Thompson, will be bound in darkest black silk, comes with blood-red edges and a book mark and is housed in a spectacular metallic box. One of Zagava‘s most complex productions indeed!

Price is 428.00 Euro including trackable worldwide shipping

“And the Darkness Back Again“ by Thomas Phillips

“And the Darkness Back Again“ by Thomas Phillips (numbered edition)

“And the Darkness Back Again“ by Thomas Phillips (numbered edition)

58,00 EUR

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„Like a gatefold album that reveals itself through striking images, text, screaming refrains, the stories of „And the Darkness Back Again“build and overlap. They strike a musical balance between chilling, phantasmagoric treatments of human relations and deadly foibles and the stark language of a 21st century nouveau roman. The collection is also a celebration of the genre that, for many, fascinates from a young age and never quite lets go. What Phillips has called elsewhere “critical horror” is displayed in these thirteen stories to affect tensely atmospheric, occasionally grisly paeans to the magical fears of childhood that become grim way stations in the adult’s journey toward fulfillment and extinction.“

Thread-stitched hardcover with head- and tailband, book mark, limited to 174 numbered exemplars.
Price of the numbered edition: 58.00 Euro (49.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro shipping)

“And the Darkness Back Again“ by Thomas Phillips (lettered edition)

“And the Darkness Back Again“ by Thomas Phillips (lettered edition)

348,00 EUR

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The lettered edition will be signed by Thomas Phillips and features a title with affixed laser-cut 3D Perspex letters and will have black edges.

Price of the lettered edition: 348.00 Euro including trackable worldwide shipping

“Malingerer” by Thomas Phillips

“Malingerer” by Thomas Phillips (lettered edition)

“Malingerer” by Thomas Phillips (lettered edition)

328,00 EUR

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Like its precursor, ‚The Light is Alone‘, ‚Malingerer‘ is what might be called a discursive inverted cross. On one level, it aims to exhibit various manifestations of Satanic practice because, quite simply, the latter’s representation in the horror genre offers a perverse but delectable pleasure; the liminality of horror always entails an element of fun. And yet the collection is also devoted to perpetrating a kind of violence against those evils that are distinctly unpleasant, specifically the Luciferian nature of religious and political fundamentalisms, abominations of conscience. Hence Malingerer’s alignment with the aesthetic diabolism of Lovecraft’s powerful oeuvre, among those of other esteemed writers and thinkers, while it carefully critiques and collapses the convoluted bigotry that, for better and most certainly for worse, found such sublime, unholy expression in the picturesque city of Providence.

These 26 lettered exemplars will be signed by Thomas Phillips and feature a title with affixed laser-cut 3D Perspex letters and will have red edges.

Price is 328.00 Euro including trackable worldwide shipping

“Her Friends“ by S. Cohen

“Her Friends“ by S. Cohen (numbered edition)

“Her Friends“ by S. Cohen (numbered edition)

58,00 EUR

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When I read the first page of „Her friends”, I thought I’d probably just put it down amongst the pile of other manuscripts – but it trapped me, it sunk its claws into me.  I had to read further.  The first chapter.  The second chapter.  The more I read, the more I was pulled into a strange and terrible world – exquisitely beautiful, like fine, fragile porcelain, yet shocking in its violence and sexuality.  The book has captured me.  The book has haunted me, and I am compelled to publish it. It’s one of those few books that comes along rarely in life, that makes you wonder, while you turn the pages so quickly, trying to find out how the story unfolds, whether you’re devouring it, or if, in reality, it’s devouring you. Although “Her Friends” is the first, and, possibly, the last book by S. Cohen, there is a fairly good chance that you already own and love some of this author’s previous works.

„Johannes Neumann considers the beauty and fragility of the Dresden porcelain figurines he collects, while he sits by the hospital bed of his pregnant wife, Katarina.  She’s in a coma after a terrorist bombing, unmoving, unspeaking.  Or is she?  In his dreams, Katarina comes to him, trying to tell him something, filling him with yearning.  She haunts him, leaving clues to her life – a life he never knew much about.  He feels compelled to find Katarina’s four best friends from high school, to reach out to them, to know them, in a bid to finally understand her, before he can make the ultimate decision about her and their unborn child.  At once a condemnation of terrorism and the emptiness of “friendships” on social media, the book is an exploration into loss through eroticism.  It’s the journey of one man, shaken from a smothering asceticism and thrown into a violent and sometimes horrifying world.“

Thread-stitched hardcover with head- and tailband, book mark, limited to 174 numbered exemplars.
Price of the numbered edition: 58.00 Euro (49.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro shipping)

Details and order information for the 26 signed, lettered exemplars will follow soon.