John M. Watkins, London, 1956. Limited edition of 500 copies. Includes Moina Mathers illustration, included in some but not all copies of the 1898 first edition. Hardback with unclipped dust-jacket. Black cloth boards with Sator square in gilt ro front, gilt titling to spine. 268 pages. Octavo (7.75 inches x 10 inches.)
Condition: Very good. Clean boards and unmarked throughout. Dust-Jacket is complete, which is increasingly uncommon for this edition. Some discolouration to spine of jacket. Light edge-wear, gentle bump to one corner. Jacket unclipped. Some foxing to page-block edges, especially to top edge. Light foxing to first few pages too. Otherwise, very good throughout.
Limited edition 1956 reprint of the 1898 first edition. Issued in an edition of 500 copies only as stated.
A beautiful copies of this Mather’s translation of the French MS. from the Bibliotheque de L’Arsenal in Paris. “With a special and copious Introduction and Explanatory Notes by the Translator and Numerous Magical Squares of Letters”.
Mather’s influencial translation of this notorious grimoire text, transmitting the system of magic taught to Abraham of Worms by Egyptian mage, Abra-Melin and passed on to his son, Lamech. Herein lies the operation to attain “knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel”, which when complete will then aid in the evocation and binding of the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell.