Bibliotheca Sufurino, I: Book of Saint Cyprian.

NP [ South Carolina ]: Nephilim Press, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii + 286pp. Black faux leather with red metallic device to upper board and lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers, ribbon marker, well illustrated in b&w. Edition limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. Numerous sigils etc. The first English translation of "The Complete Treatise of True Magic", written by the German monk Jonas Sufurino. From the anonymous translator: "My love for this genre of work always brought me to search in piles of old books, eager to find something that would be little known on the subject. After many years of tiring investigations, my efforts were rewarded. The finding of The Complete Treatise of True Magic filled me with great satisfaction. I found it between others of the same kind, in a small library of a curate in a small village. It was written in German, a language unintelligible to me. But because of some images throughout the text, and because of some proper names scattered here and there, I deduced that the strange text was about magic. I gave it to an erudite, who carried out his work with great care. When I read the translation, I saw that the small book was in fact inestimable. Composed by the aforementioned German monk, Jonas Sufurino, librarian of the monastery of Brocken, the mountain where, according to old legends, the devils and the witches celebrate their covens and macabre dances, the book turned out to be a rich treasure of the true magic. The book contains, in effect, the most essential information that can be found in the genre, like the Book of Saint Cyprian, The Key of Solomon, Invocations, Pact and Exorcisms, The Red Dragon and the Infernal She-Goat, The Black Hen, School of Sortileges, The Grand Grimoire or The Pact of Blood, Magic Candle to find enchantments, Compilation of the Chaldean and Egyptian Magic, Philters, Enchantments, Sorceries and Sortileges. What was exposed above is enough to make it clear that this is a book of exceptional importance and that, if it is studied with true interest, many useful and profitable things can be learned. It rests only to recommend that great care be taken in the way and time in which the experiments are done so they can give the desired result: We must not forget that a small detail is often enough to destroy the best-prepared magical operation." NEW book, in Fine condition (no dust jacket issued). Item #62711

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