The Heptarchia Mystica of John Dee; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series ). Dr. John DEE, Introduction and, Adam McLean Robert Turner, series.
The Heptarchia Mystica of John Dee; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

The Heptarchia Mystica of John Dee; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

Edinburgh, Scotland: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1983. Limited edition. Hardcover. Octavo. (iv) 82 pp. Hand-bound brown faux leather, gilt title to spine, b&w frontis and illustrations. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies. Signed by Adam McLean. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series, No. 17. Issued as the first volume in the special Quatercentennial edition of the Magical Writings of John Dee. Robert Turner's pioneering edition of Dee's "De Heptarchia Mystica," (Sloane Manuscript 3191 in the British Library). "This magical note book written by Dee during 1582-83 is an elaborate and spiritual account of planetary magical operations for invoking the planetary angels, and includes a list of the forms in which some of these spirits appear, together with some magic letter squares and sigils. The angel Uriel is foremost in these operations which obviously are the foundation upon which much of the Enochian or Angelic workings were built. Robert Turner has transcribed the text from the original manuscript and provides explanatory notes and commentary on this important text. The Heptarchia Mystica seems to be a work standing between the 16th century magical systems derived from Peter of Abano or the Picatrix, and the unique system that Dee and Kelley brought into being in their Angelic Magic." First issue: the paper on which it is printed is a buff colour, it has a low number in the sequence of limitation, and the binding is a brown with the title lettered down the spine reading "The Heptarchia Mystica of John Dee". Boards lightly rubbed, tiny bit of darkening to endpapers, otherwise a tight, bright near Fine copy. Item #59555

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