Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Translated into English by Robert Turner. \
Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy.
London: Askin Publishers, 1978. Limited edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xvi + (xvi +) 218pp.
Book is in near fine condition.
Quarter leather with green cloth boards, gold design on upper board, gilt stamped leather title label on spine, b&w illustrations & diagrams.
Volume 4 of “Source Works of Mediaeval And Renaissance Magic.” Quarter leather facsimile 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.