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, diagrams, and notes that Dee wrote on the paper. Also includes ten appendices featuring maps, a gazetteer, the 48 Keys, the complete Angelic lexicon, a glossary of archaic words, a manuscript index, and much more.
A deluxe three-volume 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