Cloth bound with printed spine, inverted cross in gilt to front board, cream printed dust jacket. Frontis and illustrations, Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The Trident Books letter-press edition of the Grimoire of Pope Honorius, a rare grimoire of the Middle Ages attributed to Pope Honorius III; the famous papal sorcerer of the Middle Ages. This edition includes the sigils and illustrations known to be associated with this work, as well as spells, summonings, etc., some of which were not available prior to this translation. Text translated by Ms. Kineta Ch'ien from the Old German and with a bibliographic prolegomenon by Mr. John Davis. Appended to the work is a translation of the 15th century Ecclesiatic work, "Coniurationes Demonum", translated from the Latin by Matthew Sullivan. This edition is as complete as is possible and represents the most reliable presentation of this famous grimoire ever published. Included are the sigils and illustrations known to be associated with this work as well as material related to Pope Honorius, such as the famous "Constitution of Pope Honorius" (given in both the original French & English). The Grimoire of Pope Honorius III has been diligently translated by Ms. Kim Ch'ien from the Old German. This edition includes an introduction by the translator, a biographical sketch of the life of Pope Honorius, a bibliographic prolegomenon by John Davis, a survey of antique editions of this grimoire and also a translation of the 15th century Ecclesiastic work "Conjurationes Demonum," translated from the Latin by Mr. Matthew Sullivan as an appendix. Pope Honorius (Cencio Savelli) was born in the year 1148 and was sixty years old when he was chosen to serve as pope. He was consecrated as Honorius III on July 24, 1216 at Perugia and was crowned at Rome on August 6, 1216. One of this pope's last acts was to help the Roman people during a famine. Highly indignant when merchants stored grain and sent prices skyrocketing, Honorius secured grain from Sicily to feed his hungry people. Honorius III died greatly respected on March 18, 1227. This is number 564 of only 1,000 copies.
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