Clavicola di Salamones, [c.1850].
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- ReferenceGB 227 msBF1608.S7
- Dates of Creationc.1850
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialItalian
- Physical Description1 volume, i-iv + 1-184 ff
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Key of Solomon is a handbook of magic, also known as a grimoire. Various manuscripts exist, dating back to the 15th century. It is regarded as the most important handbook of the occult, containing a comprehensive store of Qabalistic magic, used in ceremonial magic, and using prayers, pentacles and perfumes to conjure spirits. It has been traditionally ascribed to the Old Testament king Solomon.
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By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.
Purchased at the sale of Dr John Lee's library on 6 April 1861 with another volume for 2s.6d.Formerly in the Muniments Room, University of St Andrews.
Call number used to be ms4009
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Binding: Paper.Paper: 19x24cm
Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
Formerly in the possession of Dr John Lee.
S L M Mathers, The Key of Solomon the King, (1909).