An original hand-coloured, matted, illustration - "The Pentagram of Faust" - from the first English edition of Eliphas Levis' "Transcendental Magic. Its Doctrine and Ritual." Eliphas LEVI.

An original hand-coloured, matted, illustration - "The Pentagram of Faust" - from the first English edition of Eliphas Levis' "Transcendental Magic. Its Doctrine and Ritual."

London: Redway, 1896. First Edition. An original illustration from the First English Edition of Eliphas Levis' "Transcendental Magic. It's Doctrine and Ritual" which was translated by A. E. Waite and published by George Redway in 1896. The illustration, which has been cropped, is approximately 3 inches x 5 inches. According to the "Explanation of Figures Contained in this" work it represents "The Pentagram of Faust." It is mounted in a modern cream-coloured acid-free mount (outer size is 5 x 7 inches), with foam backing board, ready for framing. The mat is fine - as new. The illustration is a little discolored, but overall in VG+ condition. Scarce. The first English edition of "Transcendental Magic" (which was translated from the revised French edition of 1861) is uncommon and copies are rarely so damaged that they are beyond restoration - and thus individual plates and diagrams seldom come on the market. It is not known who coloured the illustration, or when, but it was certainly not done in the last few decades. The illustration is guaranteed from the original 1896 edition, and thus over 100 years old, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Item #64143

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