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Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus Vol I

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Seems to have been printed in in late 1800's from the research I have made, In Allentown, PA, however, this is a guess. This has continuous page numbering, ending with 160. This book is in English. Book is 5'x7', dark kakhi original color, binding is separated, however the book is still held together, in once piece, and all pages are there. It is in excellent shape for a 125 appx. year old book. Pages are tanned. (The following is from Wikipedia) This little Silesian spell-book seems to have first appeared "in Braband" with a second expanded edition printed in Cologne in 1725. [PEG, p. 41] It is clear from the contBooents that this collection has nothing to do with. the great Dominican scholar Albertus Magnus (ca 1193-1280). Neither does it have anything to do with Egypt, but rather "Egyptian" is used to refer to Gypsies -- more properly the Roma -- based on the mistaken belief that this diverse ethnic group originated in Egypt. It's connection with actual lore of the Roma is also tenuous, and "Egyptian" is used more as a generic term for "magic". (In exactly the same way "Magic" originally meant "of the Magi" referred to the Median tribe and later the Zoroastrian priesthood, but was eventually used generically to refer to Eastern wise men or wizards.) According to Will-Erich Peuckert, the language and use of idioms point to an origin in the Swabian-Alemannic region. (PEG, pp. 43-44.) The German title reads Egyptische Geheimnisse für Menschen und Vieh. The edition I have used was printed in Allentown, 1869. The English edition has no date. The original German edition contains 4 books. Each book is paginated separately, and has its own Title page, table of contents, and index, though all four books are bound together. For the first three books the recipes are not numbered, but the fourth book numbers them. The English translation stops at 3, and maintains a continuous page numbering. Bookseller Inventory # 001678

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Title: Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus Vol I

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