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Transactions of the Flesh

Harold Billings, Peter Holman, John Howard, et al.

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Status in production
Release Date 2014
Limitation 10 copies
Size 17 × 25 cm
Pages 254
ISBN 978-3-945795-08-8
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover, bound in bluish-black, crushed silk, silk ribbon page marker, illustrated endpaper. A Cosway style portrait of Huysmans is applied into the die-cut cover. The book is housed in a traycase with a larger round die-cut.


“Pray to the God of Flux”
by Jonathan Wood


“Ziegler against the World”
by John Howard


“Towards Nature”
by Douglas Thompson


“In Our Deep Vaulted Cell”
by Derek John


“Summer Dusk, Winter Moon”
by Berit Ellingsen

“Ash Sun, Rasberry Sky”
by Adam Golaski


“Angel Head”
by Harold Billings


“Starless Mornings Find Me Older”
by Peter Holman


“An Expiatory Pessimism”
by Eugene Thacker


“The Red Seed”
by Louis Marvick


by M.O.N.


“The Key to Jerusalem”
by Mark Valentine

“Endgame Aesthete”
by Jeremy Reed


“The Sulphur Remedy”
by Oliver Smith


“Salammbo and the Zaimph of Tanit”
by Colin Insole


“Again, the Granite, or A 21st Century Secret Experiment in Devastating Ennui”
by Charles Schneider


“A Hive of Pain”
by DP Watt


“Pierrot the Sceptic (1881)”
by Leon Hennique and J.-K. Huysmans


DP Watt and Peter Holman

About Louis Marvick

Over the span of merely a decade, Louis Marvick has developed a unique prose style of rare elegance, complex beauty and a subtle moral attentiveness in the weird genre. After the novel The ‘Star’ Ushak (Ex Occidente, 2010), the novella The Madman of Tosterglope (Ex Occidente, 2013), and a collection of short stories and novellas, Dissonant Intervals (Side Real, 2016), he has recently written a novel in three episodes whose first two parts have just been published by Zagava.

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About D.P. Watt

D. P. Watt is one of the most highly esteemed authors of weird fiction writing today - „somewhere between E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nabokov and Ligotti“, according to Charles Schneider's characterization of his work. Apart from many essays he has written more than ninety short stories and novellas which have been published in six collections, among them An Emporium of Automata (Ex Occidente, 2010; Eibonvale, 2013), The Phantasmagorical Imperative (Egaeus, 2014; The Interlude House, 2015), Almost Insentient, Almost Divine (Undertow, 2016), and Petals and Violins (Tartarus, 2019).

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About Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood lives in London and is the proprietor of the Arbor Vitae Press and has written and published a clutch of sought-after small press works, including 6 issues of the esoteric literary journal Through the Woods as well as four volumes of poetry by award-winning Anglo-Welsh poet, Nigel Humphreys. His own fiction has been extensively published by Zagava,  Ex Occidente/Mount Abraxas, Raphus and Egaeus as well as literary articles for the Private Libraries Association and Tartarus Press. He is an inveterate book collector and an occasional book dealer, specialising in the obscure by-ways of literature, shadowing the London rare …

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