Of the Arte Goetia. Colin CAMPBELL.
Of the Arte Goetia.
Of the Arte Goetia.
Of the Arte Goetia.
Of the Arte Goetia.

Of the Arte Goetia.

York Beach, Maine, USA: Teitan Press, 2015. Special Edition. Hardcover. Small Quarto in custom slipcase. viii + 280pp. Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt design stamped on the front cover, blind rules; gilt-lettered spine. Sewn, printed on acid free paper. Black endpapers. Housed in heavy black clothbound slip-case. Diagrams and seals. Special Edition limited to 72 copies, each signed by the author and with an original hand-drawn seal of one of the Spirits of Goetia housed in a pocket at the rear of the volume. These copies designated by the name and number of the Spirit - this is copy 60: Vapula. A significant study of the Goetia, by Colin Campbell, researcher, lecturer and author of "The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee" etc. In this work Campbell examines the evolution of the text known as Goetia, from the proto-Goetia of Wier's "Pseudomonarchia Daemonum", through the first English translation in Scot's "Discoverie of Witchcraft", and finally to the English language manuscripts from which most modern editions are drawn. Campbell reproduces the significant passages of each of these sources side-by-side, highlighting their differences, and allowing him to correct a number of errors, lacunae or redactions that the comparisons reveal. His researches also shed light on a number of obscure internal references, the meaning of which only becomes apparent when the viewed in the context of the historical development of the texts. Whilst largely an historical/textual exploration, Campbell also includes a short chapter in which he reflects on approaches to working with the forces of the Goetia. This edition sold-out immediately on publication. This copy previously owned but still Fine in near Fine slipcase (light bump to fore-edge of slipcase). Item #63511

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