Dyfed, Wales: Hermetic Research Series, 1985. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Small Octavo. 138pp. Stiff white card covers with black titling and illustration to upper cover, b&w illustrations. No limitation is stated, but early titles in this series were apparently produced in very small number, and are scarce. Hermetic Research Series No. 5. The first edition of the Hermetic Research Series issue of this well known title. It includes complete transcriptions of four of the five books of "The Lemegetton": "Goetia," "Theurgia Goetia," "The Art Pauline" and "The Art of Almadel," as transcribed by Wilby from Ms. Sloane 3648. This copy includes a handwritten note from Clive Harper to the publisher, Adam McLean, ordering the book, with McLean's signed reply underneath (the note was obviously returned with the book order).
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. Appears as new, thus in near Fine condition. Item #68655