Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert.; Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc. Grimoires, Anonymous.
Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert.; Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc.
Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert.; Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc.
Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert.; Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc.

Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert.; Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc.

Lyon: Chez les Héritiers de Beringos fratres à l'enseigne d'Agrippa, 1868. Nouvelle edition corrigée et augmentée. Hardcover. Small octavo. 6 x 3.5 inches. 180pp Contemporary quarter leather with marbled boards. Gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, leather spine label with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Decorated title page and numerous black and white illustrations in-text. Five plates, four of which are folding. Decorated title page and numerous black and white illustrations in-text. Text in French. A charming edition of this famous grimoire. The work was first published in the eighteenth century; its title obviously chosen to capitalise on the immense success of "Les Admirables Secrets D'Albert Le Grand" which it did quite effectively. It underwent numerous editions, the content of which often varied significantly, although generally speaking they arguably had even less to do with Albertus Magnus and more to do with the magic than the "Secrets D'Albert Le Grand." This mid-nineteenth century edition starts with chapters on the physiognomy and chiromancy, before moving to the manufacture of talismans, Parcelsian and natural magic, folk remedies and just a touch of necromancy. This edition has as the frontispiece a plate with "Sainte Véronique" (Saint Veronica) holding her veil on which the image of Christ was miraculously imprinted. It does not have the plate of the "Main de Gloire" ("Hand of Glory" - corpse hand lamp) that was present in some issues of the same edition. Little seems to be known about the publishing history of these works, but it seems possible that whilst the text is identical of the issue with the reprentation of the "Hand of Glory" this edition might have been issued without that, and with the particularly pious frontispiece, in an attempt to minimise any connections with necromancy and the black arts. Leather rubbed at joints but holding firm, spine quite darkened, attractive engraved bookplate on front pastedown. Pages a little darkened. Still overall a clean, unmarked, better than VG copy. Item #42313

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