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Rerum Memorabilium Libri Duo, quorum prior deperditarum: posterior noviter inventarum est. Ex Itali (Used)
by Pancirolli, Guido.
Book ID: 11125, 11125
Hamburg: Michael Forster 1607. Squat small octavo in seventeenth-century vellum-backed boards, rubbed and scuffed, backstrip torn in two places along joints but binding solid, recent lettering in india ink of title over the faded original lettering. Text (pp.798) complete (¹8, A-Ccc8, including final blank), slight worming of first and last signatures, touching a letter here and there but never obscuring the sense, paper lightly browned, a few slight original flaws in paper or type impression, glue stain on front pastedown where bookplate has been removed. Guido Pancirolli's (1523-99) Raccolta breve d'alcune cose piu segnalate c'hebbero gli antichi ... was first published in the form of a copiously annotated Latin translation of the original Italian manuscript (Hamburg 1599-1602) by Pancirolli's fellow lawyer Heinrich Salmuth of Hamburg. A second edition of Salmuth's version appeared, also in Hamburg, in 1607-8, with a third following in 1612. A French translation was published in Lyon in 1608. The original Italian text was not published until 1612, in Venice. The first English translation, The History of many memorable things ... appeared in London, as late as 1715. Offered here is the second edition of the first part only, containing 65 chapters on "the lost marvels of the ancients". The second part, Nova reperta, sive rerum memorabilium liber secundus (1608), with 25 chapters (in 780 pages) on such modern discoveries as the New World, Greek fire, sugar and clocks, is not present.
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991