THE CLAVIS or COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC SCIENCE Transcribed by Frederick Hockley From the Manuscripts of Ebenezer Sibley 1793 – Deluxe Leather Bound Edition in Custom Traycase
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Limited to only 24 exemplars hand gilded, full leather bound in smooth red goatskin, dark green nonpareil marbled endpapers, with red and green head and tail bands.
Each of the 24 copies contained in a beautiful custom made and silk-lined
quarter leather clamshell case.
Over 450 pages of text large octavo, with the complete collection of manuscripts (covering 280 pages) reproduced in colour onto fine art paper, extensive introduction and critical commentary, notes and indexes by Professor Joseph Peterson
Book is in fine unread condition.
C L A V I S
COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC SCIENCE
Transcribed by Frederick Hockley
From the Manuscripts of
Clamshell case with seven seals and design for the Magic Ring
The great seal and the Eye of Tetragrammaton
and the seals of the seven planetary spirits
The silk cushions inside the clamshell case
gilded with the seal of the archangels
Page of the manuscript with seals for the operation of Saturn
The Great Seal with Wand and Knife of Magic Art
The Great Book transcribed from a manuscript of 1573
The Wheel of Wisdom
The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon is one of several notebooks from the estate of Ebenezer Sibley (1751-1799), transcribed under the direction of Frederic Hockley (1808-1885). Sibley was a prominent occultist, physician and an influential author, who complemented his scientific studies with writings on the “deeper truths” including magic, astrology, alchemy, and hypnotherapy.
Both Sibley and Hockley were major inspirations in the occult revival of the past two centuries, influencing A.E. Waite, S.L. Mathers, Aleister Crowley, as well as the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian, and Masonic movements.
This collection reflects Sibley’s teachings on the practical use of celestial influences and harmonies.
The Clavis contains clear and systematic instructions for constructing magical tools and pentacles for many practical purposes. It includes eight separate magical texts:
The Mysterious Ring, Experiments of the Spirits, Birto, Vassago, Agares, Bealpharos, The Wheel of Wisdom, and the Complete Book of Magic Science.
The manuscript reproduced here is the most accurate and complete known, very beautifully and carefully written complete with extraordinary hand-coloured seals and coloured handwritten text. 282 colour pages with a colour fold-out image of the ‘Wheel of Wisdom’ and a huge index of angelic and demonic names, spirits, names of intelligences etc etc.
The spirit BIRTO
CLAVIS MSS of Ebenezer Sibley dated to 1793 and transcribed by Frederick Hockley in 1820:
The Spirit AGARES
Each copy of this stunning full colour grimoire is hand bound for The Hell Fire Club by our own master bookbinder from the edition of Professor Joseph Peterson.