Bewahrte und Approbirte Sympathetische und Naturaliche Egyptische Geheimnisse fur Menschen und Vieh. Four Parts

Magnus, Albertus

Published by No publisher Given, Braband and Boston
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No publisher given. Braband and Boston. Dates vary. Dark brown cloth. Four parts bound as one, perhaps as issued. 67, 80, 69, 72 pp. Copyrights are 1839 (Braband, first part); 1834 (Braband, second part); 1840 (Braband, third part) and 1852 (Boston, fourth part, published by the Litarischen Central-Bureau). This last section while labeled the fourth part has a different title, as follows: Das Buch der Geheimnisse, Eine Sammlung ( ). The imprints are likely fictitious. This is a collection of spells, folk remedies, cures and magic attributed to Albertus Magnus, including amulets, cures for eye aches, sick horses, and how to make a mirror in which one can see everything, finding water, etc. The fourth section contains over 260 magic charms or spells (rough translation of the subtitle) as well as a two page section of medicinal plants at the rear. The Egyptische Geheimnisse attributed to Magnus probably originated in the late 1700s as a volksbucher and contained gypsy (Egyptian) charms and spells to protect against thieves and wicked people, and as such, has been considered a grimoire by some (Davies, Grimoires, p. 121). Albertus Magnus was a German Dominican friar of the early 13th century, serving as a bishop of Cologne and known as the author of various respected scientific works (Davies p. 38). Most of the magic work attributed to him was actually taken from other works and reassembled to give it a more magical tone. GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the cloth, with the rear cover cloth rather rippled. Reddish paint/ink to the front cover. Moderate scuffing, some staining and minor soiling to the covers. Small puncture to the rear cover. Cloth splitting and tearing along the hinges. Extremities scuffed, bumped and worn. Front endpapers MISSING with many rear endpapers present. Text block solid, with paper being of the laid variety. Scattered minor to heavy dampstaining throughout, with scattered foxing, also ranging from minor to moderate. A few pages with heavy drip stains. Several stray pencil marks present. Bookseller Inventory # 007709

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Title: Bewahrte und Approbirte Sympathetische und ...

Publisher: No publisher Given, Braband and Boston

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