The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy. Henry Cornelius - Attributed to. Translated into AGRIPPA, Robert Turner. New, Stephen Skinner.
The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy.

The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy.

London: Askin Publishers, 1978. Limited edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi + (xvi +) 218pp. Quarter leather with green cloth boards, gold design on upper board, gilt stamped leather title label on spine, marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations & diagrams. Volume 4 of "Source Works of Mediaeval And Renaissance Magic." Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. A facsimile printing of the First English edition of Agrippa's Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy: translated by Robert Turner and published in 1665. One of the most famous Grimoires of Western ritual magic practice. It is actually made up of six separate works, "Of Geomancy" by Agrippa; "Of Occult Philosophy or Of Magical Ceremonies," also by Agrippa (a work renowned as one of the most straight forward guides to evocation published); "The Heptameron or Magical Elements" by Peter de Abano, a set of rituals of conjuration, mapped out by day; "Isagoge: An introductory Discourse" by Villinganus which deals with the nature and attributes of various spirits, and "Of Astronomical Geomancy" by Cremonensis. The final of the six works is the celebrated grimoire, "Of the Magick of the Ancients" by Arbatel. This edition includes a new introduction by Stephen Skinner. Top edge darkened and a little flecked, a bit of light mottling to cloth around the edges of both covers, else appears unused. A tight, bright, VG+ copy (no dust jacket - as issued). Item #66511
ISBN: 0950387673

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