A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee .... and Some Spirits ....[ of Spirits and Apparitions ]. John DEE, author, Meric Casaubon.
A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee .... and Some Spirits ....[ of Spirits and Apparitions ].
A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee .... and Some Spirits ....[ of Spirits and Apparitions ].

A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee .... and Some Spirits ....[ of Spirits and Apparitions ].

Glasgow and North Wales: The Antonine Publishing Co. Ltd in association with The Golden Dragon Press, 1974. Facsimile Edition, Limited. Hardcover. Folio in slipcase, iv + (lxxxiv) + 448pp + 46pp. Original heavy oatmeal cloth, with gilt stamped leather title labels to spine. Frontis, chart, and two diagrams. Rubricated title page. A facsimile reprint of the 1659 First Edition of this classic John Dee text, with a new four page essay on Dee by 'E.C.W.' This cloth bound edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, signed by the publishers on the limitation plate on rear pastedown. Dee's "True and Faithful Relation," is a landmark work in the Western Magical / Hermetic Tradition, and one of the most remarkable magical records ever written. The work was assembled from Dee's diaries and writings some fifty years after his death by Meric Casaubon and records the conversations which Dee and his assistant, Edward Kelly, held with various angels, the methods they used to summon them, and an exploration of the angelic language termed Enochian (on account of "The Book of Enoch"). It is the foundation work of "Enochian Magic," which was so important to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. It includes, of course, the magnificent folding plate of "The Holy Table," and two other diagrams. The Antonine Publishing edition is arguably one of the most handsome of the facsimile editions of the "True and Faithful Relation," printed on specially manufactured paper and with specially tinted inks designed to recreate the appearance and feel of the original. Page edges a bit darkened - else a tight, clean Fine copy in a VG+ dust jacket. The dust jacket has a bit of rubbing & creasing to extreme edges and thre is a long closed tear to lower rear panel of dust jacket which has been neatly repaired on the reverse side with archival quality acid-free tape making the tear all but invisible in its normal positioning. The dust jacket is now protected by a removable mylar sleeve.) Book is housed in a sturdy VG example of the original decorated cloth bound slipcase (slipcase a little rubbed at all edges but solid and clean). Oversized book will require additional shipping to most destinations. Item #66517

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