Lot of 5 Limited Edition Grimoires on Angel Magick:
- HEPTAMERON / ARBATEL: OF MAGICK
- SEFER RAZIEL: LIBER SOLOMONIS
- GMICALZOMA: ENOCHIAN DICTIONARY
- DR. RUDD’S NINE HIERARCHY OF ANGELS (FREDERICK HOCKLEY’s TRANSLATION OF ANGELIC KEYS, JANUA MAGICA RESERATA, ECT.)
- THE GRIMOIRE OF ARMADEL
1. Heptameron: or Magical Elements of Peter de Abano together with The Arbatel of Magick.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION #211 of 250 copies
Seattle, Washington: Ouroboros Press, 2003. First Edition Thus: Limited. Hardcover. Small octavo. Approx 200pp. (unpaginated). Original full black leather with raised bands, gilt-stamped leather title-label to spine, and gilt Ouroboros design on front board. Marbled endpapers. Frontis portrait of Abano, engraved initial letters, and Italian woodcuts of planetary figures and sigils. This leatherbound edition limited to 250 hand-numbered copies, this copy no. 211. All Ouroboros editions out of print.
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.
A few natural imperfections to leather otherwise a lovely fine copy.
2. Sepher Raziel: A Sixteenth Century English Grimoire or Liber Salomonis by Stephen Skinner & Don Karr
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover Edition. #217 of 250 copies.
Signed by Stephen Skinner and Don Karr on the limitation page.
London & Singapore: Golden Hoard Press, 2010. Collector’s Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 296pp. Quarter black leather with maroon leather boards, tables, index.
A volume in the popular “Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic” series. Sepher Raziel-also called Liber Salomonis-is a full grimoire in the Solomonic tradition from a sixteenth century manuscript. It contains seven books: the Clavis, concerned with astrology and its use in magic, with precise interactions between planets, signs, and houses; the Ala, outlining the magical virtues of stones, herbs, and animals; the Tractatus Thymiamatus, which determines perfumes and suffumigations used in the Art; a Treatise of Times detailing the correct hours of the day for each operation; a Treatise on Preparations on ritual purity, and abstinence; Samaim, on the different heavens and their angels; and finally, a Book of Names and their virtues and properties, being seven semiforas of Adam and seven semiforas of Moses. The Sepher Raziel text is given in two forms: a literal transcription with no changes in spelling or wording and a modern English version. This volume also includes a foreword which offers an overview of Raziel manuscripts, which represent a number of independent traditions; an essay on the literature of Solomonic magic in English; an introduction to the Sepher Raziel manuscript presented; an appendix on incense nomenclature as a supplement to Tractatus Thymiamatus; a list of printed notices and manuscript sources of Sepher Raziel; and a full bibliography of printed works on Solomonic magic and items of related interest.
Like new condition.
3. GMICALZOMA: An Enochian Dictionary by Leo Vinci
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION
A pioneering study of the Enochian language as revealed in John Dee’s writings.
Like new condition
4. Dr. Rudd’s Nine Hierarchies of Angels
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION signed by the author. #64 of 880 numbered copies
Hardcover. Small Quarto. xxxiv [introduction] + 54pp. [transcription] + 98pp [reproduction of MS]. Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt design after Hockley stamped on the front cover, blind rules; gilt-lettered spine. Black moire “coffin silk” endpapers. Sewn. B/w & color plates. Edition limited to 880 numbered copies. This copy #64. The first ever facsimile publication of this manuscript which was compiled by Frederick Hockley during the 1830s. The manuscript comprises three distinct but connected texts, “Dr Rudd’s Nine Hierarchies of Angels” (a work in part at least derived from a seventeenth century manuscript “Janua Magica Reserata”), the English translations of John Dee’s angelic keys, and the invocations of the angels relating to the ‘table of the earth.’ The book comprises a comprehensive Introduction by Alan Thorogood, followed by a typeset transcription of the text of the manuscript, with explanatory footnotes, etc., and a facsimile of the original Hockley manuscript with color preliminary pages. As is now well known, Frederick Hockley (1808-1885) was an occultist and freemason whose interests included scrying, ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. In later life was associated with the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. Hockley’s peers considered him to be one of the great occult scholars of his time in fact he was held in such high regard by one of the founders of the Golden Dawn, W. Wynn Westcott, that he posthumously claimed Hockley as one of the Order’s most outstanding Adepts.
Fine condition. No dust jacket issued.
5. The Grimoire of Armadel. Translated and edited from the ancient manuscript in the Library of the Arsenal, Paris; With an introduction and additional notes by Francis King
FIRST UK EDITON [TRUE 1st PRINTING]
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. viii + 80pp. Original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. Numerous b&w diagrams of sigils, magical tables etc. Mathers had apparently completed his translation of this work in the late 1890s, but circumstances conspired against its publication, and in languished unpublished until 1980, although it did circulate in manuscript amongst the members of the Rosicrucian Order of the Alpha et Omega (the group of Golden Dawn members who remained loyal to Mathers following the split within that order). Mathers based his translation on “Grimorium, seu totius secretorius cabalae perfectissima, brevissima et infallibilis scientia, tam speculativa, quam practica Armadel” which is preserved in the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Although it is written in French it clearly belongs to a Faustian grimoire tradition of Germany. The sigil styles are almost indistinguishable from those found in Doktor Johannes Faust’s Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis or Doktor Fausts Dreifacher Höllenzwang and in many cases match.
Very good condition with original dust jacket.