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The Ordines Descendens of Dr. John Dee

£90.00

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Limited edition 76/200. As new. Associated shelf wear. Tight binding and internally clean and bright.

The final print run of this anonymous edition was 200, most of which sold within the first week of publication. This book purports to be a record of a previously unknown lost volume of occult instruction originally written by the Elizabethan English scientist and occultist Dr. John Dee. The original manuscript, of which this book is only a reproduction, was shown to me by its owner, who died in 2001. He was a friend of mine and, before he retired, was the proprietor of a successful antique and auction house. He informed me that many years ago ("around 1970") he has purchased some of the contents of a house in Kent from the relatives of its deceased owner, amongst which were several interesting items of antique furniture and old books, and amongst the books was a box file containing miscellaneous papers, the majority of which were dated during the 1950s and appeared not to have been much touched since then. Among these were the original and much older papers of which this book is a reproduction. How these came to be in the box file, in which the most recent other paper was a receipt from a local tailor for a new suit dated October 1967, is unknown.

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Limited edition 76/200.
Author(s):
Peter W. Mills
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Title:
The Ordines Descendens of Dr. John Dee

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Limited edition 76/200. As new. Associated shelf wear. Tight binding and internally clean and bright.

The final print run of this anonymous edition was 200, most of which sold within the first week of publication. This book purports to be a record of a previously unknown lost volume of occult instruction originally written by the Elizabethan English scientist and occultist Dr. John Dee. The original manuscript, of which this book is only a reproduction, was shown to me by its owner, who died in 2001. He was a friend of mine and, before he retired, was the proprietor of a successful antique and auction house. He informed me that many years ago ("around 1970") he has purchased some of the contents of a house in Kent from the relatives of its deceased owner, amongst which were several interesting items of antique furniture and old books, and amongst the books was a box file containing miscellaneous papers, the majority of which were dated during the 1950s and appeared not to have been much touched since then. Among these were the original and much older papers of which this book is a reproduction. How these came to be in the box file, in which the most recent other paper was a receipt from a local tailor for a new suit dated October 1967, is unknown.

Added value:
Limited edition 76/200.
Author(s):
Peter W. Mills
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Title:
The Ordines Descendens of Dr. John Dee

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