1694 Agrippa Occult Philosophy WITCHES Demons Magic Witchcraft Incertitudine

AGRIPPAE, Henri Cornelius

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An incredibly rare 1694 English printing of Henri Cornelius Agrippae. Agrippa was an early 16th-century scholar who specialized in occult writings. Many of his works dealt with dark magic and the practice of occult arts; however, it is known that he argued against the persecution of witches. One of his most important works was “Incertitudine” or “Declamation of Arts and Sciences” which was a satirical account of the disappointing state of science during the 1520s. It was an important contributor to skepticism and philosophers such as Montaigne, Descartes, and Goethe. According to Jones, this book is

“one of the great classics of skeptical literature.”

 

Incertitudine” covers a wide variety of occult topics including alchemy, astronomy, astrology, theurgy, magic rituals, summoning gods, discovering one’s psyche, mysticism and the cabala, Abraxas stones and charms, general magic and natural magic, dreams and dream interpretation, witchcraft, phantasms, miracles, and much more. Agrippa’s aim with this work was

“to propose a cultural alternative, delineating a different philosophical approach, capable of forming a new intellectual élite, who would be seriously interested in the moral and religious progress of human community.” (SEP)

 

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1694 Agrippa Occult Philosophy WITCHES Demons Magic Witchcraft Incertitudine

 

An incredibly rare 1694 English printing of Henri Cornelius Agrippae. Agrippa was an early 16th-century scholar who specialized in occult writings. Many of his works dealt with dark magic and the practice of occult arts; however, it is known that he argued against the persecution of witches. One of his most important works was “Incertitudine” or “Declamation of Arts and Sciences” which was a satirical account of the disappointing state of science during the 1520s. It was an important contributor to skepticism and philosophers such as Montaigne, Descartes, and Goethe. According to Jones, this book is

“one of the great classics of skeptical literature.”

 

Incertitudine” covers a wide variety of occult topics including alchemy, astronomy, astrology, theurgy, magic rituals, summoning gods, discovering one’s psyche, mysticism and the cabala, Abraxas stones and charms, general magic and natural magic, dreams and dream interpretation, witchcraft, phantasms, miracles, and much more. Agrippa’s aim with this work was

“to propose a cultural alternative, delineating a different philosophical approach, capable of forming a new intellectual élite, who would be seriously interested in the moral and religious progress of human community.” (SEP)

 

Item number: #15055

Price: $1500

 

AGRIPPAE, Henri Cornelius

 

The vanity of arts and sciences.

 

London : Printed by R. Everingham for R. Bentley … and Dan. Brown …, 1694.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [18], 368
  • References: Wing A 792; Jones, Anthology of Ceremonial & Transcendental Occult Magic; Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ‘Agrippa’;
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Francisci D. Aubertin
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)

 

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15055

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Philosophy

Authors

AGRIPPAE, Henri Cornelius

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete