The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus (also known as Tuba Veneris). John - Attributed to DEE, Teresa Burns, Nancy Turner, Jeffrey S. Kupperman, Darlene, Vincent Bridges, Phil Legard.

The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus (also known as Tuba Veneris).

Cold Spring NY: Waning Moon Publications, LLC, 2007. First Edition, Limited. Hardcover. Large Octavo (7 x 8.5 inches). Strikingly bound in deep green quarter goatskin with metallic copper paper covered boards ( as attributed to Venus ), gilt titling to leather spine label, raised bands. Color frontispiece, green page borders, and many color diagrams, marbled endpapers. An edition limited to 256 hand bound and hand-numbered copies, some of which were privately distributed and the remainder made available to the public. Commonly but almost certainly erroneously attributed to John Dee - this is a traditional grimoire which instructs the magician in the proper preparations and tools needed to summon the six sprits ruled by Venus, This translation was made primarily from the handwritten Latin text of London's Warburg Institute MS. FBH 51 dated around 1600 CE, with other versions of the text referred to as needed. Both the English and Latin text are together. Also included in the book are several related articles to further elaborate on the significance of the work. The first publication in book form of an English translation of this little-known grimoire. Contents include: A Note from the Translators; Acknowledgments; Translation; Libellus Veneri Nigro Sacer Attributed to John Dee, translated by Teresa Burns and Nancy Turner Chapter 1: Black Venus and a Magickal Mystery By Teresa Burns; Chapter 2: Tuba Veneris and the Occult Tradition: An Overview By Phil Legard; Chapter 3: Olympic Spirits, the Cult of the Dark Goddess, & the Seal of Ameth By Vincent Bridges and Teresa Burns; Notes/References; Bibliography. A lovely copy in Fine condition. Item #61998