Henry Cornelius Agrippa. His Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy Of Geomancy, Magical Elements, Astronomical Geomancy, The Nature of Spirits, Arbatel of Magick
Translated into English by Robert Turner
Quarter leather with green cloth boards, gold design on upper board, gilt stamped leather title label on spine, b&w illustrations & diagrams. Askin Publications 1978
xvi + (xvi +) 218pp.
A facsimile printing of the First English edition of Agrippa’s Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy: translated by Robert Turner and published in 1665. One of the most famous Grimoires of Western ritual magic practice. It is actually made up of six separate works, “Of Geomancy” by Cornelius Agrippa; “Of Occult Philosophy or Of Magical Ceremonies,” also by Agrippa (a work renowned as one of the most straight forward guides to evocation published); “The Heptameron or Magical Elements” by Peter de Abano, a set of rituals of conjuration, mapped out by day; “Isagoge: An introductory Discourse” by Villinganus which deals with the nature and attributes of various spirits, and “Of Astronomical Geomancy” by Cremonensis. The final of the six works is the celebrated grimoire, “Of the Magick of the Ancients” by Arbatel. This 1978 Askin edition of the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy includes a new introduction by Stephen Skinner.
Imperfections with this copy shown here: