[ De Virtutibus Lapidum ] The Virtues of Stones. DAMIGERON, Patricia Tahil, Joel Radcliffe, Attributed to.

[ De Virtutibus Lapidum ] The Virtues of Stones.

Seattle, WA: Ars Obscura Press, 2005. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Small octavo. xvi + 94pp + ii. Fine blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Edition limited to 250 copies this being copy No. 11. A classic ancient text on the magical lore of gemstones: "Dating from the Second Century B.C. in Arabia, this classic has been translated from the Old Latin and Classical Greek ... [alongside the] tanslation the original Latin and Greek are printed in the latter half of the book. ... The luster from the blend of historical curiosity and the power of stones create a unique tone and brilliant insight into the diverse magickal/ritual and healing uses of gemstones. Fifty gemstones are mentioned. In the history of lapidaries, De Virtutibus Lapidum, by the Mage Damigeron represents one of our deepest roots of an ancient source of the base for our contemporary literature and knowledge on the magickal lore of gemstones. This is possibly the oldest in the West and Near East." As new - thus a Fine copy in Fine mylar wrapped dust jacket. Our of print and scarce. Item #67299
ISBN: 9780962378034