Full contemporary vellum, yapp edges. Handwritten paper spine label. Spine label a bit rubbed and chipped. Vellum lightly soiled. Some light dampstaining throughout. Previous owner's faded old ink signature on title-page. A bit of old ink marginalia throughout. Overall a very good copy.
"A German philosopher and writer on the occult, Agrippa was the first European to respond to the intellectual upheavals of the sixteenth century by adapting the classical skepticism of ancient and Hellenistic Greece, developed in opposition to various dogmatic philosophies, into a means of dealing with a rapidly changing modern world. Like their classical precursors, the new skeptics attacked the prevailing theories of the time, but they differed in that they did not seek to make people suspend judgement, but rather to persuade them to give up the quest for knowledge by rational means and to accept truth (i.e., religious truth) through faith" (Norman).
This important work on the occult, which was first published in 1531, is considered the most famous work on "white" magic.
Garrison and Morton. Norman Library.
HBS # 65684 $8,500