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DEE, John ] Edited and assembled by Meric Casaubon.
A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee . and Some Spirits .
Antonine Pub. Co. Ltd./ Golden Dragon Press, Glasgow and North Wales, 1974. Hardcover. Folio. (lxxxiv) + 448 + 46 p + ivpp. Full-polished leather boards with blind stamped design on upper boards and raised bands with gilt rules and gilt stamped leather title label to spine, in a pictorial slipcase. Frontis, chart, and two diagrams. Rubricated title page. A facsimile reprint of the 1659 First Edition of this classic John Dee text, with a new four page essay on Dee by 'E.C.W.' This leather bound edition limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by the publishers. A magnificent production, arguably the best of the facsimile editions of the 'True and Faithful Relation.' It is printed on specially manufactured paper and with specially tinted inks designed to recreate the appearance and feel of the original. The book itself is of course a landmark work in the Western Magical / Hermetic Tradition, and one of the most remarkable magical records ever written. The work was assembled from Dee's diaries and writings some fifty years after his death by Meric Casaubon. It records the conversations which Dee and his assistant, Edward Kelly, held with various angels, the methods they used to summon them, and an exploration of the angelic language termed Enochian (on account of The Book of Enoch). It is the foundation work of the Enochian Magic, which was so important to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. It includes, of course, the magnificent folding plate of "The Holy Table," and two other diagrams. Boards and spine have a few heavily rubbed spots, and there are som … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc. [Cape Neddick, ME, U.S.A.]
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