The Most Faithful and Accurate Edition of John Dee's Conversations with Angels
An Incomparable Treasure Ten Years in the Making
Now available in a three-volume paperback set, this is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love ten years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts are only available in this set. Each page is laid out to match the original manuscripts, including lines, marks, notations, lacunae, and diagrams.
In these volumes, the breadth of content, the level of detail, and the fidelity to the originals is unmatched. John Dee's original writings have never been presented in such an immaculate fashion, free of the typos, oversights, and omissions that have previously plagued serious Dee scholarship.
This complete, 1,760-page work also includes folio numbers, errata, notes, and ten comprehensive appendices to provide essential context and enhance the practical understanding of the manuscripts:
Dee's European Journey (with map) • The Ninety-One Parts of the Earth (with maps and table) • Gazetteer • Glossary of Archaic and Obscure Words • Brief Biographical Guide • An Examination of John Dee's 48 Claves Angelicæ • Concordance of Angelic Words in Dee's 48 Claves Angelicæ • List of Spiritual Creatures • A Selection of Interesting Quotations • Complete Angelic Lexicon
Three paperback volumes packaged in a premium linen-covered, foil-stamped slipcase. This is the deluxe paperback edition of the sold-out limited-edition hardcover set (9780738752587).
"This edition is far and away the finest transcript of Dee's spiritual diaries in existence, and in many ways goes well beyond what is strictly necessary for all but the keenest student. All of the primary manuscripts have been transcribed and collated with the secondary manuscripts, with lacunæ graphically marked and (where possible) readings from secondary sources included without creating confusion between primary and secondary sources. Above all, Klein has shown respect for the primary material and has not attempted to introduce 'novelties' or interpose himself between the reader and the text."—Ian Rons for the LAShTAL Review