Thorsons/Weiser. Barrett, Francis. The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy (facsimile). Northamptonshire/New York: Thorsons/Weiser, ND. #758 of 999 copies. xv, 50, 175, 29, 198pp. Illustrated. 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt and black title on spine. Book condition: Fine. In original cardboard box that has lightly rubbed edges, faint soling, and publisher's stamp with hand-written number and old price sticker on front. "Containing the antient and modern practice of the Cabalistic art, natural and celestial magic, &c.: shewing the wonderful effects that may be performed by a knowledge of the celestial influences, the occult properties of metals, herbs, and stones, and the application of active to passive principles. Exhibiting the sciences of natural magic; alchymy, or Hermetic philosophy; the nature, creation, and fall of man; his natural and supernatural gifts; the magical power inherent in the soul, &c.; with a great variety of rare experiments in natural magic: the constellatory practice or talismanic magic; the nature of the elements, stars, planets, signs, &c.; the construction and composition of all sorts of magic seals, images, rings, glasses, &c.; the virtue and efficacy of numbers, characters, and figures of good and evil spirits. Magnetism, and Cabalistical or ceremonial magic; in which the secret mysteries of the Cabala are explained; the operations of good and evil spirits; all kinds of Cabalistic figures, tables, seals and names, with their use &c. The times, bonds, offices, and conjuration of spirits. To which is added biographica antiqua, or the lives of the most eminent Philosophers, Magi, &c. The whole illustrated with a great variety of curious engravings, magical and cabalistical figures, &c". . Fine. (Inventory #: RBARMAG00MEL)
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