LIBER LUNAE; Or, BOOK OF THE MOON, Being British Library Sloane MS 3826, fols 84-96v with Supplementary material from fols 57-83v. Transcribed, Annotated, and Introduced with a Contemporary English Version by Don Karr. Together with a facsimile of A.W. Greenup's edition of SEPHER HA-LAVEVANAH, from Oriental MS 6360, with an English Translation by Calanit Nachshon. Foreword by Stephen Skinner.
Price: $50.00 USD
Place Published: Singapore
Publisher: The Golden Hoard Press.
Date Published: 2011
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 310786
First Edition. Quarto, publisher's original black boards titled in gilt on spine and front cover. 196 pp., Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with diagrams.. Issued as Sourceworks of Ceremonial magic, Volume Seven. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
¶ Liber Lunae is a composite text containing three major sections: The Mansions of the Moon, describing the operations of the 28 constellations of the lunar zodiac, their magical virtues and their names; The Hours of the Day and Night, describing the operations of the 12 hours of the day and the 12 hours of the night, their names, virtues, talismanic images, and angels to invoke; & The Figures of the Planets, describing each planet's magic square, virtue, suffumigation, magical directions, and inscription. Liber Lunae is fully transcribed from a sixteenth-century English manuscript, annotated, edited, and supplemented by modernized English versions of 'The Hours of the Day and Night', 'The Figures of the Planets', and 'The Mansions of the Moon', combining both Liber Lunae and Sepher ha-Levanah. Transcriptions of related material on talismanic images and on the virtues of different hours and their names from other sections of Sloane MS 3826 are also included. The full introduction places the material contained in Liber Lunae into the general scheme of magical literature. This volume also features a facsimile of A. W. Greenup's 1912 edition of Sepher ha-Levanah, a Hebrew version of Liber Lunae material. A full English translation of Sepher ha-Levanah prepared by Calanit Nachshon is included.
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