Hand sewn and bound at the studio of ARS OBSCURA Bookbinding Co. Out-of-series. Full leather binding, red spine label with gold-gilt title. Marble endpapers and black silk ribbon bookmark. 87 pgs., xvi pp., 8.5” x 5.5”.
This is the first corrected edition of THE FOURTH BOOK OF OCCULT PHILOSOPHY by the noted Renaissance magician Henry Cornelius Agrippa. A student under the tutelage of Johann Trithemius who later took on the role of mentor to the famous Johann Wierus, Cornelius Agrippa has proven to be one of the most influential occultist in history.
Professor Marc Huys has corrected, translated and annotated the Greek provided in the original edition of the Forth Boo and provided their sources for the modern reader.
As has become the custom since the first English edition of this work in 1655, this volume includes the Heptameron or Magical Elements of Peter de Abano, the twelfth century esotericist.
The artwork from the original edition has been restored for inclusion in the volume. We have included a selection of dedications by colleagues of the original editor along with the original preface to the book.