Heptameron: or, Magical Elements of Peter de Abano together with the Arbatel of Magick

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9780966295030: Heptameron: or, Magical Elements of Peter de Abano together with the Arbatel of Magick

Two volumes bound as one. Translated by Robert Turner. This grimoire is devoted to the angels of the seven days with diagrams of circles, magical sigils and conjurations of the ceremonial art. Magical images of the planets engraved by Bernhard Maler [1482] and tables showing correct planetary hours are included. The Arbatel offers seven sepentaries of aphorisms of a kind of Theophrastic Magic. The initial groups of these aphorisms serve to introduce the Ritual of the Olympic Spirits, dwelling in the firmament and in the stars of the firmament, between whom the government of the world is distributed. Two volumes bound as one. Limited Trade Edition: Small octavo. Black cloth with gilt title and woodcut decorative initials and completely re-set in Renaissance Fell Types designed by Johnathan Hoefler.

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De ABANO, Peter (Robert Turner, Translator).
Editore: Ouroboros Press, Seattle, Washington (2003)
ISBN 10: 096629503X ISBN 13: 9780966295030
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Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.
(Cape Neddick, ME, U.S.A.)
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Descrizione libro Ouroboros Press, Seattle, Washington, 2003. First edition thus: Limited. Hardcover, small octavo, approx 200pp. (unpaginated). Original full black leather with raised bands, gilt-stamped leather title-label to spine, and gilt Ouroboros design on front board. Marbled endpapers. Frontis portrait of Abano, engraved initial letters, and Italian woodcuts of planetary figures and sigils. According to the publisher this leatherbound edition limited edition 250 copies (this being copy no. 21). The Heptameron and Arbatel of Magic, are two of the best-known popular manuals of medieval magic. This Ouroboros Press edition of the Heptameron has been re-set using Renaissance style typefaces and decorative ornaments reminiscent of the grimoires of past eras, whilst preserving the original woodcut angelic sigils. A lovely bright Fine copy (issued without dust jacket). Codice libro della libreria 57152

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