La Clavicule / Magique et Cabalistique / du Sage Roy / Salomon
Magic and kabbalistic work, 18th century copy.
On f. 2r in the preface is mentioned that the text has been translated from the Hebrew original into Latin by Corneil Agrippa and from the Latin into French by a certain rabbi.
The original Hebrew text of this very old book on magic which was known in several translations was unknown until 1903. Cf. Steinschneider, Hebr. Übersetzungen, p. 938, and G. Scholem, Bibliographia kabbalistica, nr. 801.
Purchased from the collection of D. Henriques de Castro in 1899, cf. Cat. de Castro, nr. 502, p. 52.
French / Paper / 26,2 x 20,7 cm. /  ff. (last 2 ll. blank) / 13 lines to a page / 18th century writing in red and black ink / with several magic and kabbalistic tables / Title written in red ink in ruled frame, the index (f. 180r-184v) also written in red ink / Contemporary gold-tooled leather binding.