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Turner Ars Notoria 1st edition 1657
London: Cottrel, 1657. Good. "Ars notoria: The notory art of Solomon, shewing the cabalistical key of magical operations, the liberal sciences, divine revelation, and the art of memory. Whereunto is added An astrological catechism, fully demonstrating the art of judicial astrology. Together with a rare natural secret, necessary to be learn'd by all persons; especially sea-men, merchants, and travellers. An excellent invention, done in the magnetick vertue of the load-stone. TURNER, Robert." Publisher: London, printed by J.Cottrel, and sold by Martha Harison. Publication Date: 1657. Edition: 1st Edition First edition in English. 8vo (9 x 14.5cm) [8], 168pp., title within border of type ornaments, two woodcut diagrams in the text, second part with separate title page: "An astrological catechisme, wherein the art of judicial astrology is fully demonstrated by way of question and answer", some marginal fraying to first few leaves, not affecting text, some light toning throughout, endpapers renewed, contemporary unlettered calf, ruled in blind. Very rare indeed. The first English printing of an important text of Solomonic ceremonial magic, this English version of the Ars Notoria was translated by the astrologer and botanist Robert Turner (fl.1654-1665) from a Latin edition produced by Cornelius Agrippa. "Turner was the author of two books, Mikrokosmos: a Description of the Little-World (1654) and Botanologia: the Brittish Physician (1664), but is chiefly known for at least ten translations of medical and astrological works published between 1655 and 1658. Along with John Hester, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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