A True & Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Yeers Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits

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An early account of magical research from Renaissance Europe, combining ideas of science, astrology, astronomy, alchemy, mathematics and natural philosophy.

One of the most popular accounts of spirit contact in history, this is a facsimile edition of Meric Casaubon's compilation of the Elizabethan occultist's communications with spirits, first published in 1659.

This book also covers Dee’s invocation of the angels, the Enochian system, experiments in alchemy, and experiences in the courts of the crowned heads of Europe.

London: Askin publishers, 1974. First published 1659. Second edition. This edition limited to 350 copies. Black leather spine with maroon cloth boards, gilt device to front board, gilt title, rules & publisher's name to spine. Frontis, fold-out chart, and two diagrams. A facsimile reprint of the 1659. Some light wear present, small stain to top edges, corners rubbed, shelf-wear to bottom edges text clean. A very good copy.