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Ms. Codex 1673 - Colorni, Abraham, approximately 1530- - Clavicula Salomonis Regis : ex idiomate Haebreo versa
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Other: Ms. Codex 1673 - Colorni, Abraham, approximately 1530- - Clavicula Salomonis Regis : ex idiomate Haebreo versa
Author:
Colorni, Abraham, approximately 1530-
Title:
Clavicula Salomonis Regis [manuscript] : ex idiomate Haebreo versa / per Dom[inum] Abrahamum Coturnium.
Origin:
[between 1750 and 1799]
Physical description:
121 leaves : paper ; 223 x 164 mm. bound to 233 x 170 mm.
Summary:
18th-century Latin copy of the Key of Solomon, a 16th-century magical handbook which includes instructions on subjects such as the conjuration of spirits (f. 11r), enchanting a piece of fruit with a love charm (f. 31v), extracting bat's blood (f. 104v), the preparation of ink, paper or parchment for magical practices (f. 105r), and the use of knives, swords, and wands (f. 96v). The text is divided into two books and contains a complete list of contents for each book (f. iii recto, 113r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. ii recto).
Foliation: Paper, 121; [iv], 1-5, 7-37, [ii], 38-81, [i], 82-114; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords lower right corners. Folio 6 has been torn out resulting in a loss of text.
Script: Written in a cursive script by at least two hands.
Decoration: Decorated title pages at the beginning of each book with yellow ink wash and an engraved frontispiece from an unidentified printed work pasted in (f. ii recto, 82r); 43 pen and ink pentacles with various magical symbols, words, and figures pasted onto red or yellow ink-washed pages; diagram of blades, lances, and wands to be used in ritual (f. 99r); partially ruled in red ink (f. 1r-28r).
Binding: Contemporary quarter leather with the remains of silk ties.
Origin: Written in the second half of the 18th century.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1673.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1673
 
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