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Brian Johnson: NECROMANCY IN THE MEDICI LIBRARY

Brian Johnson: NECROMANCY IN THE MEDICI LIBRARY

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1st 2020 132pp Hadean Press. Illustrated by S. Aldarnay. Pictorial boards with titling in silver and red. NEW.

 

An Edition and Translation of Excerpts from Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, MS Plut. 89 sup. 38. Necromancy in the Medici Library contains extensive excerpts from a necromancer's handbook, detailing both general methods and particular rites of spirit conjuration, along with a veritable pantheon of the demonic personages.

 

Published here for the first time are extensive excerpts from this Italian necromancer's handbook, detailing both general methods and particular rites of spirit conjuration, along with a veritable pantheon of the demonic personages upon whom one might call. Including the original Latin text in parallel with a new English translation, this edition is also furnished with a critical apparatus and introductory essay which illuminate this manuscript's place in a network of occult practitioners and texts that circulated all the way from the Papal States to the shores of England.

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