Picatrix: The Goal of the Wise.

Ghayat Al - Hakim.

Published by Ouroboros Press, 2002
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8.5" x 5.5". 170pp., with the bibliography. Bound in full black leather, with gilt spine lettering, raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Fine condition. Translated by Hashem Atallah. Edited by William Kiesel. This copy signed with initials and inscribed by the editor / publisher on the half - title page. This first English language edition limited to 1000 numbered copies; a limited number of the 1000 were bound in leather. The Picatrix, or Ghayat al-Hakim as it is titled in Arabic, has long been regarded as primary source material in the Hermetic Tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic and Astral Magic. The author has compiled information derived from 224 books by "ancient sages" (Hermes, Plato & Aristotle & others) with the intention of uniting all these diverse arts into a practical system. Volume one contains the first two books of Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time. Bookseller Inventory # 26188

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Title: Picatrix: The Goal of the Wise.
Publisher: Ouroboros Press
Publication Date: 2002
Edition: First edition.

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Ghayat Al - Hakim. Edited by William Kiesel.
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Book Description Ouroboros Press, Seattle, 2008. Hardcover. First edition. 8.5" x 5.5". 295pp., plus ads. Black cloth, gilt spine lettering, in dust jacket. Fine condition. Near fine jacket with just a hint of soiling. Translated by Hashem Atallah and Geylan Holmquest. This first English language edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The Picatrix, or Ghayat al-Hakim as it is titled in Arabic, has long been regarded as primary source material in the Hermetic Tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic and Astral Magic. The author has compiled information derived from 224 books by "ancient sages" (Hermes, Plato & Aristotle & others) with the intention of uniting all these diverse arts into a practical system. Volume two contains the third and fourth books of Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time. This copy signed by the publisher with initials and several sigils on the half title page. Seller Inventory # 26107

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Al-Hakim, Ghayat
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Book Description Ouroboros, Seattle, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Volume Two (2) 2008, (Volume Two-Only) Ouroboros, Seattle, Hardcover with Dustjacket, Stated First Edition, Stated Limited Edition, First Trade Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Some points of confusion. It says First English Edition 2007, But is also Dated 2008 as well. says numbered but I don't see a number. This may be because it's volume two. It may have been numbered only in Vol. 1. White dustjacket , clean, unmarked, quite light wear, spine has a little more wear, maybe faintly sunned on spine and little crease on spine. We have wrapped jacket in a clear plastic sleeve. ranslted from Arabic by Hashem Attalah & Geylan Holmquist, Edired by William Kiesel. Metaphysics, Occult. Seller Inventory # 010344

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Book Description Ouroboros Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. (box tx_o) AL 1 )brand new book. unread, direct from publisher. gift quality item free from defects. Seller Inventory # B001J9SZG2LN

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Ghayat Al-Hakim. Translated from the Arabic by Hashem Atallah; Edited and with an Introduction by William Kiesel.
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Book Description Ouroboros Press, Seattle, WA, 2002. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xviii & 174pp. Maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, marbled endpapers. The total printing of this edition was limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies. The scarce first edition of the first volume of this series. "The Picatrix, or Ghayat Al-Hakim as it is titled in Arabic . has long been regarded as source material in the Hermetic tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic, and Astral Magic. . Brought out of the obscurity of the Middle East it passed through the hands of many prominent figures throughout the history of Hermetic thought.Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Peter of Abano, and Henry Cornelius Agrippa were among them. . Volume One contains the first two book of Ghayat Al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time.' A tight, clean near Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 59895

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Book Description Ouroboros Press, Seattle, 2002. Hardcover. First edition. 8.5" x 5.25". 170pp., with the bibliography. Maroon cloth, gilt spine lettering, in dust jacket. Fine condition; fine jacket. Translated by Hashem Atallah. This first English language edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The Picatrix, or Ghayat al-Hakim as it is titled in Arabic, has long been regarded as primary source material in the Hermetic Tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic and Astral Magic. The author has compiled information derived from 224 books by "ancient sages" (Hermes, Plato & Aristotle & others) with the intention of uniting all these diverse arts into a practical system. Volume one contains the first two books of Ghayat al-Hakim, here translated into English for the first time. Seller Inventory # 24802

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