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By Robert Turner, Frederick Hockley [ Transcribed & with additions by ], Robin Cousins [ Contributes an Essay ], Alan Thorogood

Hardcover. Small 4to. lviii + 100p, [+ 140pp MSS facsimile ]. certain in prime quality black fabric, with a gilt layout after Hockley stamped at the entrance disguise, blind ideas; gilt-lettered backbone. Sewn, revealed on acid unfastened paper. Black endpapers. B/w & plates. variation restricted to 650 hand-numbered copies. a major re-creation of the "Ars Notoria," the well known mediaeval magical paintings (often termed a grimoire) that used to be designed to equip the practitioner with "knowledge of each technology, of all arts and all studying ... in different phrases every thing that's inside human means to know." This Teitan Press version is drawn from a manuscript via Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), which itself relies at the 1657 version via Robert Turner. the quantity starts off with an creation through Alan Thorogood, during which he examines the heritage of the "Ars Notoria," different models of the textual content, and the context within which Hockley ready his manuscript model. this is often by means of "The Philomath," an important 24 web page biographical research (with bibliography) of Robert Turner, the unique translator of the "Ars Notoria" and a tremendous determine in post-Elizabethan British occultism, approximately whom little has been recognized beforehand. Then there's a entire transcription of Hockley's manuscript of the "Ars Notoria," edited with explanatory footnotes and compared to different types of the textual content (including Turner's and the Latin severe edition). The e-book ends with a a hundred and forty web page facsimile of the unique Hockley manuscript, published on designated covered paper that provides a photo like caliber to the replica.

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