London: Avalonia Books, 2013. Paperback, 248 pages. New.
The Grimoire of Pope Honorius is the first and most important of the French ‘black magic’ grimoires which proliferated across Europe in the Seventeenth Century. Combining the conjurations of demons of the four directions and the seven days of the week with a book of simple charms and spells, the Grimoire of Pope Honorius is second only to the Key of Solomon in its influence on magicians and cunning folk in urban and rural France.
The Complete Grimoire of Pope Honorius contains material from all four extant French editions of this important grimoire, including material from one previously unpublished edition (Wellcome 4666) and a new translation of the corrupted German version of 1845. With numerous illustrations and tables tracing the derivation of the material through different editions and into other grimoires, this work will be of interest to practitioners of the Grimoire traditions and scholars of Early Modern magic alike.