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The Picatrix is one of the most complete and detailed magical grimoires of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: it influenced everything and everyone in magic in the crucial centuries.


In it are planetary workings, incence recipes, astrology, and magical philosophy. The world has long awaited an authoritative English translation of the Latin version, and here it finally is. It is published together with extensive notes and a detailed exploration of the text's history – from the 10th-century Arabic original to the 15th-century Latin edition. This publication is long awaited, and is highly praised.


Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. Hardback with dustjacket, xii+372 pages. New.

Picatrix [Grimoire] - (eds.) Attrell and Porreca