The Book Of The Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin The Mage

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The De Laurence Company, 1948. 268 pages. Translated by S. L. MacGregor-Mathers. Front board marked with slight wear, foxing to page edges and paper darkened, internally very good with no markings or inscriptions to text.

The Book Of The Sacred Magic Of Abra-Melin, The Mage As Delivered By Abraham The Jew Unto His Son Lamech – A Grimoire Of The Fifteenth Century.

'The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is considered by many to be one of the most important and powerful grimoire of Western esoteric tradition. Translated by MacGregor Mathers, one of the founding members of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, it was used regularly by members of the Order and was a great influence on a Aleister Crowley; who purchased his famous Boleskine House in Scotland specifically to work the rituals presented in this volume.

The process required a minimum of six months; six moons of isolated preparation. Crowley would later incorporate the ritual into his own mystical system and felt it to be a required operation for any serious student of magic.

This edition published Lauron William de Laurence (1868 - 1936), was a well-known publisher and seller of occult literature, who was also a book pirate and plagiarist who was not averse to taking other people's works and reissuing them under his own name.  In this instance he has been quite restrained, and merely credited himself with non-existent editorial duties; in fact the book is pretty much exactly as published by Mathers.'