Friday, January 20, 2012

The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus: Of the Virtues of Herbs, Stones, and Certain Beasts, Also a Book of the Marvels of the World




A compilation from a number of sources by an anonymous author who, according to editors Best and Brightman, probably was one of Albertus Magnus' followers. A collector's item, it has a more colloquial voice than the writing of the true Albertus Magnus and provides an accurate portrayal of the magical culture that predominated in the 16th century. Part of the Weiser Classic Series. Index, Bibliography, 34 woodcut illustrations.
















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