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John Dee Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought

John Dee  Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought Book
Author : Stephen Clucas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-06-18
ISBN : 1402042469
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Intellectual History and the Identity of John Dee In April 1995, at Birkbeck College, University of London, an interdisciplinary colloquium was held so that scholars from diverse fields and areas of expertise could 1 exchange views on the life and work of John Dee. Working in a variety of fields – intellectual history, history of navigation, history of medicine, history of science, history of mathematics, bibliography and manuscript studies – we had all been drawn to Dee by particular aspects of his work, and participating in the colloquium was to c- front other narratives about Dee’s career: an experience which was both bewildering and instructive. Perhaps more than any other intellectual figure of the English Renaissance Dee has been fragmented and dispersed across numerous disciplines, and the various attempts to re-integrate his multiplied image by reference to a particular world-view or philosophical outlook have failed to bring him into focus. This volume records the diversity of scholarly approaches to John Dee which have emerged since the synthetic accounts of I. R. F. Calder, Frances Yates and Peter French. If these approaches have not succeeded in resolving the problematic multiplicity of Dee’s activities, they will at least deepen our understanding of specific and local areas of his intellectual life, and render them more historiographically legible.

John Dee s Conversations with Angels

John Dee s Conversations with Angels Book
Author : Deborah E. Harkness,Deborah Harkness
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-11-13
ISBN : 9780521622288
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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John Dee's angel conversations have been an enigmatic facet of Elizabethan England's most famous natural philosopher's life and work. Professor Harkness contextualizes Dee's angel conversations within the natural philosophical, religious and social contexts of his time philosophy, and the apocalypse, and argues that they represent a continuing development of John Dee's earlier concerns and interests. These conversations include discussions of the natural world, the practice of natural philosophy, and the apocalypse.

The Angelical Language Volume I

The Angelical Language  Volume I Book
Author : Aaron Leitch
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0738714909
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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"Based on the journals of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley."

John Dee s Five Books of Mystery

John Dee s Five Books of Mystery Book
Author : John Dee,Joseph H. Peterson
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 9781578631780
File Size : 37,9 Mb
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Discovered in a hidden compartment of an old chest long after his death, the secret writings of John Dee, one of the leading scientists and occultists of Elizabethan England, record in minute detail his research into the occult. Dee concealed his treatises on the nature of humankind's contact with angelic realms and languages throughout his life, and they were nearly lost forever. In his brief biography of John Dee, Joseph Peterson calls him a "true Renaissance man"? detailing his work in astronomy, mathematics, navigation, the arts, astrology, and the occult sciences. He was even thought to be the model for Shakespeare's Prospero. All this was preparation for Dee's main achievement: five books, revealed and transcribed between March 1582 and May 1583, bringing to light mysteries and truths that scholars and adepts have been struggling to understand and use ever since. These books detail his system for communicating with the angels, and reveal that the angels were interested in and involved with the exploration and colonization of the New World, and in heralding in a new age or new world order. While Dee's influence was certainly felt in his lifetime, his popularity has grown tremendously since. His system was used and adapted by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and subsequently by Aleister Crowley. This new edition of John Dee's Five Books of Mystery is by far the most accessible and complete published to date. Peterson has translated Latin terms and added copious footnotes, putting the instructions and references into context for the modern reader.

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches Book
Author : Deborah Harkness
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 0755374053
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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*Now a major Sky original production* THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy. It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels... Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy 'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James 'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times 'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott 'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail

The Angelical Language Volume II

The Angelical Language  Volume II Book
Author : Aaron Leitch
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0738714917
File Size : 20,5 Mb
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This masterwork is the most comprehensive analysis of John Dee's Angelical language ever undertaken. Most Enochian dictionaries merely present word lists—this encyclopedic textbook presents a wealth of original material and expands upon (and corrects) previously published information. It is designed so readers can actually learn the language and use it in their own magick. For the first time ever, every Angelical word recorded in Dee's books, journals, and personal grimoire is recorded and cross-referenced in a number of helpful ways, allowing the reader to recognize root words, alternate spellings, and more. The Angelical Language, Volume II includes notes about each word's definition, history, or usage—both Dee's original marginal notations and new commentary by the author. Also presented are Dee's own phonetic notations, as well as a brand-new pronunciation key designed to make it easier to speak the language. The material within these pages is based strictly upon Dee's journals and personal grimoire. There are no inclusions from later mystics or organizations. This reference work, along with its companion guide, The Angelical Language, Volume I: The Complete History and Mythos of the Tongue of Angels, is the authoritative guide to the celestial language in its purest form. “The Angelical Language is the single most comprehensive text ever written on the subject of the Enochian magical system and language of Elizabethan luminary Dr. John Dee. This two-volume magnum opus demonstrates Aaron Leitch's familiarity with practical magic as well as his skill as a meticulous researcher. A must-have book.”— Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler

The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler Book
Author : Elwyn R. Berlekamp,Tom Rodgers
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1999-03-08
ISBN : 1439863849
File Size : 29,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column for years, Gardner used his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of mathematical discovery. This tribute

The Complete Enochian Dictionary

The Complete Enochian Dictionary Book
Author : Donald C Laycock,Edward Kelly,Dr John Dee
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2001-09-01
ISBN : 9781578632541
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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In 1581, Dr. John Dee, an advisor in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, began a series of experiments intended to explore the ability to contact the spirit world. With Edward Kelley acting as the medium in these experiments, Dee was able to record these communications as they were transmitted in Enochian -- the language of the angels. Donald Laycock has thoroughly analyzed the work of Dee and Kelley. In this volume, he recounts the history of their experiments. The rest of the work consists of a pronunciation guide for the twenty-one letters, significant to untangling both the meaning and the derivation of the messages handed down from Dee and Kelley, and a basic Enochian-English/English-Enochian dictionary. The result is a fascinating linguistic and magical mystery story, integral to any study of the Enochian tradition. Stephen Skinner's lucid Preface sets the tone and historical context for today's readers.


Source Book
Author : Larry Austin,Douglas Kahn,Nilendra Gurusinghe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-07-06
ISBN : 0520947371
File Size : 25,5 Mb
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The journal Source: Music of the Avant-garde was and remains a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. Conceived in 1966 and published to 1973, it included some of the most important composers and artists of the time: John Cage, Harry Partch, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Steve Reich, and many others. A pathbreaking publication, Source documented crucial changes in performance practice and live electronics, computer music, notation and event scores, theater and installations, intermedia and technology, politics and the social roles of composers and performers, and innovations in the sound of music.

The Madman s Library

The Madman s Library Book
Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-10-01
ISBN : 1471166929
File Size : 35,8 Mb
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* BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * 'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years' Alexander McCall Smith 'Quite simply the best gift for any book lover this year, or perhaps ever' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages' Guardian From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman’s Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation. This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird. From the 605-page Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.

The Complete Illustrated Grand Grimoire Or The Red Dragon

The Complete Illustrated Grand Grimoire  Or The Red Dragon Book
Author : Aaman Lamba
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-01-24
ISBN : 9781734517125
File Size : 54,9 Mb
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The Grand Grimoire is a foundational book of magic from the 19th century. This translation is the most accurate ever, and is presented with parallel French & English text. A comprehensive introduction covers the development of magic, the history of the grimoire, the witch trials & the Inquisition, the themes & key insights, and much more. The complete translation of a contemporary novel that provides relevant social context to the grimoire is also included. The foreword is by noted author and occultist Baal Kadmon. This edition incorporates the seals and images of the spirits of the Grand Grimoire, many never seen before. This will aid the magician in concentration and visualization of the spirits, so that they may be evoked for practical purposes. The grimoire describes the process of evoking and making pacts with Lucifuge Rofocale, the 'Infernal Prime Minister," who is above the hierarchy of twenty-six other spirits in this book. The grimoire also contains a process of necromancy and a collection of spells. This is a comprehensive resource for scholars, occultists, practicing magicians, witches and wizards. It is a valuable work both for its historical value, and its magical use. Our introduction contains notes on the various items used in the Grimoire, such as the herb Verbena, the Bloodstone, the Blasting Rod, and the Magic Circle. We have identified the actual items referenced in the Grimoire, which will be a significant leap in scholarship and magical practice, and we believe, give this grimoire a reestablished significance in occult circles. While numerous translations exist, as this book is in the public domain, we have not found any translations that have rigorously researched the terms and translated all parts of the content, from the interspersed Latin, Greek and the base French text. The authors are practicing magicians and researchers. From the Foreword by Baal Kadmon, "The beauty of this translation is not only its accuracy, but also that it is in a clear interlinear format. This provides the reader with the opportunity to see the original text, side-by-side with the English translation, something that does not exist in any other edition of this text. This alone is an invaluable benefit to the reader. However, this is not a mere translation of the text. It is also groundbreaking in its scholarship. For centuries, certain items mentioned in the text were a mystery. Aaman and Arundell were able to decipher them, which is a historic achievement unto itself.Due to the nature of The Grand Grimoire, accuracy should be of the utmost importance to any Magician and Sorcerer who wishes to delve into the secrets and powers of this text. You, the reader, can rest assured that this is by far the most accurate rendition of this text to-date.I am confident that this book will be referenced for many years to come. I know I will certainly refer to it time and time again as I further my own research on the subject of Solomonic Magic."

Liber Salomonis

Liber Salomonis Book
Author : King Solomon
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-15
ISBN : 9781530049035
File Size : 35,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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The Liber Salomonis, referred to in its own composition as the Sepher Raziel, claims to be a book given directly to King Solomon by a mysterious prince and sorcerer from the East. Actually written in the Renaissance or perhaps as early as the Medieval period, it synthesizes Kabbalistic and Hermetic lore together and is divided into seven treatises. The subject matter ranges from the high occult of invocation and the names of angels and of the Judeochristian god, to herbal medicine and the creation of incense for the calling of spirits, to the categorization of twenty four beasts and stones to coincide with the hours of the day. With the entire core of the work ruled over by seven angels and seven celestial bodies, the philosophy behind its somewhat apocryphal historical content is nonetheless of extreme interest and is here presented in modernized English for the modern audience. 82 pages.

John Dee s Library Catalogue

John Dee s Library Catalogue Book
Author : John Dee,Richard Julian Roberts
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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John Dee (1527-1609) has emerged as one of the most influential figures in the intellectual history of Tudor England. Though best known in his own time as a mathematician, he had a host of other interests (including navigation, astrology and astronomy, cabbala, alchemy, paracelsian medicine, and Welsh history) and was one of the first scholars to advocate collecting manuscripts from the dissolved monastic libraries. Indeed his own library was perhaps the largest assembled in England by one man before 1600. This study, which includes a facsimile of the detailed catalogue of 1583, recounts for the first time the growth of Dee's library, the raid made upon it during his absence in Poland, and its dispersal after his death. The book also describes the location of his surviving books and manuscript

John Dee The World of the Elizabethan Magus

John Dee  The World of the Elizabethan Magus Book
Author : Peter J. French
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 1134572344
File Size : 25,6 Mb
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First published in 1987. John Dee was Renaissance England's first Hermetic magus, a philosopher magician. He was also a respected practical scientist, an immensely learned man who investigated all areas of knowledge. In this fine biography, Peter French shows that not only magic and science, but geography, antiquarianism, theology and the fine arts were fields in which Dee was deeply involved. Through his teaching, writing and friendships with many of the most important figures of the age, Dee was at the centre of great affairs and had a profound influence on major developments in sixteenth-century England. Peter French places this extraordinary individual within his proper historical context, describing the whole world of Renaissance science, Platonism and Hermetic magic.

Arbatel Concerning the Magic of the Ancients

Arbatel   Concerning the Magic of the Ancients Book
Author : Joseph H. Peterson
Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780892541522
File Size : 43,7 Mb
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In many ways, Arbatel is unique among texts on magic. Unlike the vast majority of writings, it is clear, concise, and elegantly written. The practical instructions are straightforward and undemanding. When it first appeared in 1575, it attracted the attention of people with a surprisingly broad range of agendas, including some of the finest minds of the time. Often quoted and reprinted, both praised and condemned, its impact on western esoteric philosophy has been called "overwhelming." Arbatel's magic is full of wonder and free from the sinister elements usually associated with texts on the subject. But it is about more than magic; filled with gnomic wisdom, it urges us to help our neighbors, be positive and grateful, and use time wisely. Above all, it teaches us to pay attention, looking for the wondrous and miraculous. In fact, to the author this virtually defines the magus. Included are illustrations, bibliography, index, and original Latin text. First English translation published since in 1655.

Three Books of Occult Philosophy

Three Books of Occult Philosophy Book
Author : Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-11-23
ISBN : 1644114178
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• Three hardcover volumes in slipcase • Corrects the many mistranslations, copyist mistakes, and errors introduced from other editions, drawing on new research and access to Agrippa’s source texts • Restores all of Agrippa’s original illustrations • Presents a nearly complete bibliography of Agrippa’s primary sources One of the most important texts in the Western magical tradition for nearly 500 years, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s 1533 work Three Books of Occult Philosophy collates a multitude of sources from the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods and organizes them into a coherent explanation of the magical world. Divided into three parts--the natural world, the celestial world, and the divine world--the book systematically explains the philosophy, logic, and methods of magic and astrology and how they work. The basis for 19th-century magical orders such as the Golden Dawn and a primary source for countless books on magical uses of stones, herbs, incense, and astrology, Agrippa’s many lists and diagrams have proven invaluable to magicians since the 16th century. Yet, until now, all English editions of Agrippa’s Three Books were based on the same flawed 1651 translation from the mysterious “J.F.” In this new translation from the original 1533 Latin edition, Eric Purdue corrects the many mistranslations, copyist mistakes, and errors introduced from other editions as well as restores all of Agrippa’s original illustrations. Purdue notates every correction and offers commentary, drawing on major developments in the research of older magical and astrological texts. He also presents a nearly complete bibliography of Agrippa’s primary sources, revealing Agrippa as a mainstream scholar of his day. Presenting the first new English translation of Three Books of Occult Philosophy in more than 350 years, this three-volume hardcover boxed set repairs the gaps in knowledge pervasive in the original translation and restores the magical spirit of Agrippa’s masterpiece, allowing us to hear Agrippa speak again.

The Rohonc Code

The Rohonc Code Book
Author : Benedek Láng
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2021-04-08
ISBN : 0271090243
File Size : 42,9 Mb
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First discovered in a Hungarian library in 1838, the Rohonc Codex keeps privileged company with some of the most famous unsolved writing systems in the world, notably the Voynich manuscript, the Phaistos Disk, and Linear A. Written entirely in cipher, this 400-year-old, 450-page-long, richly illustrated manuscript initially gained considerable attention but was later dismissed as an apparent forgery. No serious scholar would study it again until the turn of the twenty-first century. This engaging narrative follows historian Benedek Láng’s search to uncover the truth about this thoroughly mysterious book that has puzzled dozens of codebreakers. Láng surveys the fascinating theories associated with the Codex and discusses possible interpretations of the manuscript as a biblical commentary, an apocryphal gospel, or a secret book written for and by a sect. He provides an overview of the secret writing systems known in early modern times and an account of the numerous efforts to create an artificial language or to find a long-lost perfect tongue—endeavors that were especially popular at the time the Codex was made. Lastly, he tests several codebreaking methods in order to decipher the Codex, finally pointing to a possible solution to the enigma of its content and language system. Engagingly written, academically grounded, and thoroughly compelling, The Rohonc Code will appeal to historians, scholars, and lay readers interested in mysteries, codes, and ciphers.

The Private Diary of Dr John Dee and the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts

The Private Diary of Dr  John Dee  and the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts Book
Author : John Dee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1842
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Download The Private Diary of Dr John Dee and the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts book written by John Dee and published by with total hardcover pages 172 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Enochian Vision Magick

Enochian Vision Magick Book
Author : Lon Milo DuQuette
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2019-09-01
ISBN : 1633411575
File Size : 39,6 Mb
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Having mastered the arts and sciences of his age, Elizabethan magus Dr. John Dee (1527–1608) resolved that worldly knowledge could no longer provide him the wisdom he desired, and as did so many other learned men of the day, he turned his attention to magick. In 1582 he and his clairvoyant partner Edward Kelley made magical contact with a number of spiritual entities who identified themselves as angels—the same that communicated with Enoch and the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Over the next 3 years they revealed to Dee and Kelley three distinct magical systems of vision magick. The third and last of these incorporated a series of “calls” to be recited in an angelic language in order to raise the consciousness of the magician to a level where angelic contact is possible. In Enochian Vision Magick, Lon Milo DuQuette introduces the origins of Enochian magick and offers the expert and novice alike the opportunity not only to see the big picture of the full system but also the practical means by which he or she can become attuned in the same step-by-step manner that first prepared Dee and Kelley. First published by Weiser in 2008, this new edition includes a new introduction and new back matter by the author as well as a new foreword by Jason Louv. Replaces ISBN 978-1-57863-382-1

Voynich Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-12-11
ISBN : 9781626542167
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A facsimile of an object of unknown authorship that has been the source of study and speculation for centuries and remains undecipherable to this day.

Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus Book
Author : Luigi Serafini
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2013-09-20
ISBN : 0847843092
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An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Deluxe numbered, limited edition of 600 w/signed card. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever.