Originally published by Trident Books, 2002, out-of-series. Translated from the French, 1839. Original French text included, appended.
Hand sewn and leather bound in olive green kidskin at the studio of ARS OBSCURA Bookbinding Co. Out of series. 96 pgs., xii pp., 7″ x 4 1/2″.
The book itself contains information regarding the creation of certain magical properties, such as talismanic rings, amulets and the Black Pullet itself. The book also teaches the reader how to master the extraordinary powers from these magical properties and how to conjure the jinn! Perhaps the most interesting magical property claimed in the book is the power to produce the Black Pullet, otherwise known as the Hen that lays Golden Eggs. The grimoire claims that the person who understands and attains the power to instruct the Black Pullet will gain unlimited wealth. One of the magical teachings from ancient manuscripts that escaped the “burning of Ptolemy’s library”.
This text has often been associated to two other texts, known as the Red Dragon (or The Grand Grimoire) and the Black Screech Owl. The latter is also confusingly known as The Black Pullet or Treasure of the Old Man of the Pyramids, and is in fact an alternate printing of the original Black Pullet with only slight changes. All three grimoires claim to possess the science of ancient magic.