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TRUE & FAITHFUL RELATION John Dee Full Leather Occult Magick Grimoire #5/500
1974. Dee, John. A TRUE & FAITHFUL RELATION OF WHAT PASSED FOR MANY YEERS BETWEEN DR. JOHN DEE (A Mathematician of Great Fame in Q. Eliz. And King James Their Reignes) AND SOME SPIRITS. Glasgow/Portmeirion: Antonine Publishing/Golden Dragon Press, 1974. Reprint. Hardcover. Small folio. Facsimile of the original edition of 1659. Bound in full brown calf in Cambridge style. Five raised bands to spine with red leather label with title in gilt. Limited to 500 numbered copies, this being No. 5, and signed by both publishers by way of a bookplate to rear pastedown. (lxxxiv), 448, 46 (iv). This leather edition was issued in a cardboard slipcase (the same as was used for the more common cloth edition). It is not present here. That being said, it looks much better without it. Traces of very light handling wear. A beautiful, near fine copy. About ten years after Dee's death, the antiquarian Robert Cotton purchased land around Dee's house and began digging in search of papers and artifacts. He discovered several manuscripts, mainly records of Dee's angelic communications. Cotton's son gave these manuscripts to the scholar Meric Casaubon, who published them in 1659, together with a long introduction critical of their author, as A True & Faithful Relation, etc. As the first public revelation of Dee's spiritual conferences, the book was extremely popular and sold quickly. Casaubon, who believed in the reality of spirits, argued in his introduction that Dee was acting as the unwitting tool of evil spirits when he believed he was communicating with angels. This book is largely responsible … [Click Below for Full Description]
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