Picatrix. The Goal of the Wise [ Ghayat Al-Hakim ] Two volumes, Limited edition; Volume I: Containing the Book I and Book II of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time, AND Volume II: containing the Book III and Book IV of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time. ANONYMOUS, Hashem Atallah, William Kiesel.
Picatrix. The Goal of the Wise [ Ghayat Al-Hakim ] Two volumes, Limited edition; Volume I: Containing the Book I and Book II of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time, AND Volume II: containing the Book III and Book IV of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time

Picatrix. The Goal of the Wise [ Ghayat Al-Hakim ] Two volumes, Limited edition; Volume I: Containing the Book I and Book II of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time, AND Volume II: containing the Book III and Book IV of the Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time

Seattle, WA: Ouroboros Press, 2002, 2008. First English Language Edition - Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. Octavo. Two volumes. xviii & 174pp & vi + 300pp. Full black leather binding with gilt titles to spine and front board, marbled endpapers. The total printing of these volumes was limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies (Volume I) and 1500 hand-numbered copies (Volume II), the great majority of both volumes were bound in cloth, a smaller number bound in black leather and a few in vellum, (we have also seen a "Subscriber's Edition" in brown leather with slipcase. These volumes in matching black leather, but differently numbered (most sets are likely to be thus, given the number of years that elapsed before the publication of the second volume. The Picatrix, or Ghayat Al-Hakim as it is titled in Arabic ... has long been regarded as source material in the Hermetic tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic, and Astral Magic. ... Brought out of the obscurity of the Middle East it passed through the hands of many prominent figues throughout the history of Hermetic thought. Marsilio Ficinoo, Pico della Mirandola, Peter of Abano, and Henry Cornelius Agrippa were among them. ... Volume One contains the first two books of Ghayat Al-Hakim, and Volume II the third and fourth books' The faintest of shelf rubbing but still a lovely bright - close to Fine set. Very scarce. Item #62898

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