The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]. Francis Barrett, b. circa 1770s Brit.
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]
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The Magus, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being A Complete System Of Occult Philosophy [Book]

1801. Hardcover quarto with quarter leather and marbled paper boards, previous owner’s stamp and name in ink on flyleaf pages, 26 x 21cm. Missing title and prelim pages (content, list of plates), foxing, stains and creases to interior, old repairs to portion of spine, scuffing overall and splits to hinges.

Printed for Lackington, Allen and Co., Temple of the Muses, Finnsbury Square [London]. Presented as three volumes in one book, 175 + 198pp, with 19 full page engravings, one being the frontispiece portrait of author Francis Barrett, drawn and engraved by Daniel Orme (Brit., c1766–1832), and including text “Francis Barrett, student in chemistry, metaphysicks, natural & occult philosophy &c. &c.” The illustrations in the book were drawn by the author and engraved by R. Griffith. Four engravings are missing: those facing pages 42, 44, 46, and 48.

Book content includes the ancient and modern practice of cabalistic [Kabbalah] art, natural and celestial magic, the occult properties of metals, herbs, and stones, “the sciences of natural magic; alchymy, or hermetic philosophy; also the nature, creation, and fall of man…the constellatory practice, or talismanic magic; the nature of the elements, stars, planets, signs…Magnetism, and cabalistical or ceremonial magic; in which the secret mysteries of the cabala are explained.” Ref: University of Adelaide Rare Books Collection.

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Item #CL199-138

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