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THE DIARIES OF JOHN DEE.

THE DIARIES OF JOHN DEE. (Used)

by Dee, John.

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 10855, 10855

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Edited by Edward Fenton. Day Books 1998, hardbound in jacket, 369pp, new. It turns out that Halliwell, the man who published Dee's diary in 1842 couldn't read most of Dee's handwriting, especially the occult sigils and symbols, so he left that material out! Also, in that year alone he published 50 books, an almost inconceivable number for such a small operation as his, so he probably didn't take much time with any of his books. Edward Fenton has here restored for us the complete diary, after thoroughly transcribing the manuscript in the British Museum. This is a major literary event for all students of renaissance hermeticism. Includes entries on sex-magic, alchemical experiments, his life in Prague, his wife-swapping, plus glossary, gazetteer, and an excellent 25 page biographical guide to significant persons in Dee's life.

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