Heptameron: or, Magical Elements of Peter de Abano together with the Arbatel of Magick
by Peter De Abano
Seattle, Washington: Ouroboros Press, 2003. First edition thus: Limited.Hardcover. #600. Small Octavo. Approx 200pp. (unpaginated). Original black cloth with gilt titles and device to spine. Printed dust jacket. Frontis portrait of Abano, engraved initial letters, and Italian woodcuts of planetary figures and sigils. Numbered copy of an unspecified limited edition. The Heptameron and Arbatel of Magic, are two of the best-known popular manuals of medieval magic. This Ouroboros Press edition of the Heptameron has been re-set using Renaissance style typefaces and decorative ornaments reminiscent of the grimoires of past eras, whilst preserving the original woodcut angelic sigils.
Lightly stained front and back covers. Priced accordingly.