JOHN DEE: THE WORLD OF AN ELIZABETHAN MAGUS, Peter J. French 1st/1st 1972 HC/DJ
John Dee: The World of an Elizabethan Magus, by Peter J. French ~ 1st Edition / 1st Printing 1972 HC/DJ in Near Mint Condition
Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London (1972)
In overall excellent condition. The book is in excellent condition with solid boards, binding and crisp clean pages save for previous owner's name on first blank page. The dust jacket remains uncut, and is also in excellent condition with minimal wear. Illustrated, and 243 pages. Arrives with a protective mylar plastic jacket.
John Dee was Renaissance England's first Hermetic Magus, a philosopher-magician. He was also a respected practical scientist, an immensely learned man who investigated all areas of knowledge. In this fine biography, Peter French shows that not only magic and science, but geography, antiquarianism, theology, and the fine arts, were fields in which Dee was deeply involved. Through his teaching, writing, and friendships with many of the most important figures of the age, Dee was at the center of great affairs and had a profound influence on major developments in sixteenth-century England. Peter French places this extraordinary individual within his proper historical context, describing the whole world of Renaissance science, Platonism, and Hermetic magic.