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The Hieroglyphic Monad

Dee, Dr. John

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ISBN 10: 0877282765 / ISBN 13: 9780877282761
Editorial: Samuel Weiser, Inc., New York, NY, 1977
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Samuel Weiser, Inc., New York, NY, 1977. REPRINT Edition Fine/VG, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x8.5", 76pgs. Many B/W Line Symbols. 1/8" DJ top edge chips (2), 1/2" DJ tear top front edge, 3/4" one top rear edge, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. 1977 Printing. ISBN 0877282765 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY236344I

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Título: The Hieroglyphic Monad

Editorial: Samuel Weiser, Inc., New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Many B/W Line Symbols

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Tipo de libro: Book

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The Monas Hieroglyphica (or Hieroglyphic Monad) is an esoteric symbol invented and designed by John Dee, the Elizabethan Magician and Court Astrologer of Elizabeth I of England. In 1564, at the age of 37, Dee wrote the Monas Hieroglyphica as an interpretation, (or commentary on), the symbol, which is meant to express the unity of all creation. According to “legend,” Dee wrote the manuscript in twelve days while in a mystical state: “I am the pen, merely, of God,” Dee said, “whose Spirit, quickly writing these things through me, I wish and I hope to be.” He claimed it would revolutionize astronomy, alchemy, mathematics, linguistics, mechanics, music, optics, magic and adeptship. He traveled to Hungary to present a copy of it to Maximilian II, the Holy Roman Emperor. This edition includes the remnants of Dee’s diary, written primarily on the backs of old Almanacs and edited, with footnotes, by James Orchard-Halliwell, and also the catalog made of the manuscripts that were in his possession. The diary has been formatted for easy readability, and contains subject matter ranging from the daily minutia of paying servants, to Dee's self-treatments for his kidney stones, to luncheons with famous historical figures...and there is even a mention of a "strange spiritual creature roaming about the house..."

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