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Ms. Codex 515 - Clavicola magica, e cabalistica
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Title:
Clavicola magica, e cabalistica [manuscript] / del savio Re Salmone.
Origin:
[Italy, 17--]
Physical description:
43 leaves : paper, ill. ; 284 x 202 mm. bound to 303 x 215 mm.
Language(s):
Italian, with some formulas in Latin.
Summary:
Cabalistic text.
Contents:
1. p.1-9: Incomplete text. -- 2. p.11-20: Capit. 1, Introduzione alla Clavicola Magica del Savio Re Slamone [sic]. -- 3. p.20-40: Capit. 2, Delle Inteligienze, e Genie che dominano sopra tutto ció ch'esiste sotto lo Natura, e sotto li Cieli. -- 4. p.41-43: Reflessioni sopra le apparitioni, e famigliavitá delli Spiriti. -- 5. p.44-46: Modello delli Carateri del Alfabeto Cabalistico. -- 6. p.47-51: Capit. 3, Della luochi propri, che si deuono scielgere per euacuare agli affari della grand'Arte Cabalistica, e Magica. -- 7. p.51-57: Capit. 4, Degli Utensili e mobili delli guali li luochi domiciliati... -- 8. p.58-70: Capit. 5, Concernente la Manièra Metodica di Compare li Pentacoli, li Talismani, Figure, e Carateri Magici... -- 9. p.70-86: [Various formulas] Formula del orazione...Formula della Congiura... -- 10. p.179-188: [Additional pages bound in] Composicione del Profumo Generale delli sette giorni...Capit. 11, Delli Sacrifici, e Oblacioni che si fanno alli Spiriti...
Provenance:
Sold by Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1946.
Related names:
Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535, translator.
Subject:
Cabala - Early works to 1800.
Jewish magic - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Drawings.
Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from supplement to Zacour-Hirsch: La Clavicola magica, e cabalistica del Savio Re Salamone, tradota dal testo original ebraico in latino dal virtuoso negromante Cornelio Agrippa, e posta in francese dal Rabino Nazar, capo della società della Grande Cabala della città di Arle, ove è trata la maniera di fare delli talismani, pentacoli, figure, carateri magici, e patti per le invocationi, congiurazioni, et apparizioni di spiriti seguendo le scongiure, il tutto con esatezza copiato dal originale che viene conservato nella Biblioteca dell'imperatore, portata de Gierusaleme.
Pagination: Paper i (modern paper) + 43 + i (modern paper); [ii], 1-26, 39-72, 77-86, [ii], 179-188, [ii], contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners; [ii, 1-84], modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. References in this record are to the contemporary pagination.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with p. 179-188 in a second considerably later hand.
Decoration: Illustrated with full page drawings of pentacles (p. 19, 24, 39, 40).
Binding: Modern boards.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 18th century.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (1965). Supplement A(5). The Library Chronicle 37 (1971), pp. 91-115, p. 102 (Ms. E. F. Smith 46).
E. Jouin and V. Descreux, Bibliographie occultiste et maçonnique, Paris, 1930, v. 1, p. 478, probably describe the same manuscript.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 515
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 515

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 18th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Codices
Genre: Drawings
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century
Subject: Cabala
Subject: Jewish magic
Related names: Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535, translator
Page material: Paper