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Clavicula Salomonis Regis : ex idiomate Haebreo versa / per Dom[inum] Abrahamum Coturnium.

Clavicula Salomonis Regis : ex idiomate Haebreo versa / per Dom[inum] Abrahamum Coturnium.
18th-century Latin copy of the Key of Solomon, a 16th-century magical handbook which includes instructions on subjects such as the conjuration of spirits (f. 11r), enchanting a piece of fruit with a love charm (f. 31v), extracting bat's blood (f. 104v), the preparation of ink, paper or parchment for magical practices (f. 105r), and the use of knives, swords, and wands (f. 96v). The text is divided into two books and contains a complete list of contents for each book (f. iii recto, 113r).
Colorni, Abraham, approximately 1530-
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
121 leaves : paper; 223 x 164 mm bound to 233 x 170 mm
9962943583503681; (OCoLC)ocn908145840; (OCoLC)908145840; (PU)6294358-penndb-Voyager
Latin; Hebrew
Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 584, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).; Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.; Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.
[between 1750 and 1799]
Magic -- Early works to 1800.; Magic.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism.; Codices.; Diagrams.; Drawings (visual works); Manuscripts, Latin.; Manuscripts, European.
Personal Name:
Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner.; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner.
Corporate Name:
Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)
Decoration: Decorated title pages at the beginning of each book with yellow ink wash and an engraved frontispiece from an unidentified printed work pasted in (f. ii recto, 82r); 43 pen and ink pentacles with various magical symbols, words, and figures pasted onto red or yellow ink-washed pages; diagram of blades, lances, and wands to be used in ritual (f. 99r); partially ruled in red ink (f. 1r-28r).; Ms. codex.; Binding: Contemporary quarter leather with the remains of silk ties.; Title from title page (f. ii recto).; Origin: Written in the second half of the 18th century.; Script: Written in a cursive script by at least two hands.; Foliation: Paper, 121; [iv], 1-5, 7-37, [ii], 38-81, [i], 82-114; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords lower right corners. Folio 6 has been torn out resulting in a loss of text.; Latin, with transliterated Hebrew words.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1673