By Robert Turner, Frederick Hockley [ Transcribed & with additions by ], Robin Cousins [ Contributes an Essay ], Alan Thorogood
Hardcover. Small 4to. lviii + 100p, [+ 140pp MSS facsimile ]. sure in prime quality black fabric, with a gilt layout after Hockley stamped at the entrance hide, blind principles; gilt-lettered backbone. Sewn, published on acid loose paper. Black endpapers. B/w & plates. variation constrained to 650 hand-numbered copies. a tremendous new version of the "Ars Notoria," the well known mediaeval magical paintings (often termed a grimoire) that used to be designed to equip the practitioner with "knowledge of each technology, of all arts and all studying ... in different phrases every thing that's inside human potential to know." This Teitan Press variation is drawn from a manuscript through Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), which itself is predicated at the 1657 version by means of Robert Turner. the quantity starts with an creation via Alan Thorogood, within which he examines the background of the "Ars Notoria," the various models of the textual content, and the context during which Hockley ready his manuscript model. this can be via "The Philomath," an important 24 web page biographical examine (with bibliography) of Robert Turner, the unique translator of the "Ars Notoria" and an important determine in post-Elizabethan British occultism, approximately whom little has been recognized beforehand. Then there's a entire transcription of Hockley's manuscript of the "Ars Notoria," edited with explanatory footnotes and compared to different types of the textual content (including Turner's and the Latin serious edition). The booklet ends with a a hundred and forty web page facsimile of the unique Hockley manuscript, published on specified lined paper that provides a photo like caliber to the replica.
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