Book of Magic. Herbert IRWIN, Transcribes etc.: Anonymous.
Book of Magic.
Book of Magic.
Book of Magic.
Book of Magic.
Book of Magic.
Book of Magic.

Book of Magic.

[ England ]: Society for Esoteric Endeavour, 2014. First Edition. Boxed set comprising three parts in a cloth slipcase: a facsimile volume, a typeset transcription, and a folder of talismans. Size of boxed set: approximately 9 inches x 7 inches x 4 3/4 inches. Part I) Facsimile: Hardcover. Octavo. 416pp (of which approx. half are blank). Full calf leather over wooden boards, with a talisman inserted into the inside front board and a black glass skrying mirror into the inside rear board. Raised bands and gilt titling to spine. All edges gilt, decorated endpapers. A high quality full colour facsimile of the manuscript of "The Book of Magic." Part II) Transcript. Hardcover. Octavo. 416pp (of which approx. half are blank). Cloth. A typeset transcription of the manuscript, including monochrome reproductions of the illustrations. Part III) A cloth folder containing a set of the talismans described in the manuscript. The talismans are printed in gold on vellum and can be dismounted from the volume. Hand-numbered limited edition of 196 copies. Each of the copies sold came with the publisher's bookplate, with the original purchaser's name entered by a skilled calligrapher. The first publication of a manuscript completed in 1874 by Herbert Irwin, son of the noted nineteenth century British occultist F. G. Irwin. It comprises magical teachings apparently used by the British incarnation of the "Fratres Lucis" group, a magical/Rosicrucian order which was a part of the milieu that begat the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The contents, as noted in the subheadings, include: Of the Invoking of the Spirits Angelic; Of the Angels of Spirits of the Spheres; Of Diabolic Evocation; Of the power of the Will in Relation to Magical Things; Of the making and of the using of Magical glasses, Crystals and Mirrors; Of the forming of Charms; Of Invocation of Spirits of the Sun, Moon and Eight Planets; Of the Signs, Pentacles, and Talismans of Spirits; Of the Philosophical Stone Of its making - and of its using; Further Experiments in the Hermetic Art - or revivification and of Resurrection; Some Remarks on the Medical virtues of the herb Saffron; Of Talismans and of Signs By which to accomplish certain ends; Of the use of many things of sympathy of antipathy; Of the Nature of things Of the Divining Rod; The Book of the Secret Ritual of Invocation of the Brethren of [the swastika]; The Talismanic Science; A Talisman of Great Power; On the Making of Mirrors; Of Divination by Dust or Ashes; Of Charms; Of the Secret Alphabet of some famous Cabbalists; etc. etc. Arguably the most technically complex, and beautifully crafted of the volumes so far released by the S.E.E. From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. Harper is well- known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. Please note this is a very heavy over-sized book so additional shipping charges will apply. A lovely copy in Fine condition. Item #65962

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