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LEVI, Eliphas.‎ (l'abbé A.-L. Constant). La Clef des Grands Mystères, suivant Hénoch, Abraham, Hermès Trismégiste et Salomon.‎Paris, Germer Baillière Libraire-Editeur, 1861

4to, 145x230 mm; Half leather binding, marble wrappers, gilt ornaments on spine; pp. 8, 498, 6, 20 plates in lithography. Good copy with slight foxing.


First extremely rare edition. Complete Treatise on the Kabbalah and Hermetic philosophy of the great French occultist of the nineteenth century. In particular, it relates to the symbolic value of the numbers and of prophecy, as well as the philosophical and magnetic mysteries. Analyze the seven chapters of Hermes, the pneumatic occult and cabalistic. The impressive iconography relates to black magic and all esoteric aspects described in the work. Éliphas Lévi, born Alphonse Louis Constant on 1810, in Paris, was an occult author and ceremonial magician. "Éliphas Lévi", the name under which he published his books, was his attempt to translate or transliterate his given names "Alphonse Louis" into the Hebrew language. Caillet 2567. See: Charles McIntosh, Eliphas Lévi and the Frenc occult revival, Londra, 1972; Alain Mercier, Eliphas Lévi, Parigi, 1974; Claude Buissett, Eliphas Lévi: sa vie, son oeuvre, ses pensées, Parigi, 1984.

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[CABALA] La Clef des Grands Mystères

Estimate €1,500 - €1,800May 18, 2017