oldest manuscript of Key of Solomon

Compilazioni di vari trattati latini d’astrologia, necromanzia, magia, medicina, ecc (Clavicula di Salomone)

The oldest known manuscript of the Key of Solomon, 1446

BnF Ital. 1524

Compilazioni di vari trattati latini d’astrologia, necromanzia, magia, medicina, ecc. is a collection of magical texts in Italian preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Folios 178v-235r contain Clavicula di Salomone dated 1446 which is apparently the oldest known manuscript of the Key of Solomon. It was probably translated from a “copy of the Latin text that was in the library of the Duke Filippo Maria in Pavia in 1426.” (Jean-Patrice Boudet, “Magic at Court” in Sophie Page, Catherine Rider, et al., The Routledge History of Medieval Magic, London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 339.)


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