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Liber Sacratus/Juratus (Liber sacer)
(Latin and English, dated mid-sixteenth century because of borrowing from Agrippa not found in the older manuscripts).

Postby John J. Coughlin » Tue May 18, 2004 2:29 pm

From http://www.esotericarchives.com/juratus/juratus.htm:

Royal MS 17Axlii (Latin and English, dated mid-sixteenth century because of borrowing from Agrippa not found in the older manuscripts). 82 folios. The title in the catalog reads 'The Sworne Booke of Honoryus':
'THE SWORNE BOOKE' of 'Honoryus' (see f. 4 b,
11. 3, 6): a translation of a book of magic, entitled (see
Sloane MS. 3854, f. 138 b) 'Liber de vita anime racionalis,
qui liber sacer uel liber angelorum vel liber iuratus
nuncupatur, quem fecit Honorius magister Thebarum',
purporting to be compiled by Honorius filius
Euclidis as the result of a conference of 89 magistri from
Naples, Athens, and Toledo, convened by the authority
of the Pope and cardinals (cf. also Sloane MSS. 313,
f. 1, 3885, f. 58). Beg. 'When wycked sprites ware
gathered together'.
On f. 82 is a charm, in a 16th cent. band, on the word, 'Calendant'
against ague.
Vellum; ff. 82. 7 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. XV cent. Gatherings of 4 leaves
(viii5, xiv6, xv10, xix2). Sec, fol. 'and ye cause'. Pen-drawings of
angels and spirits and marginal floral ornament, usually coloured,
sometimes in gold; chapter-headings in red, blue, or green. On the
fly-leaf (f. 1) are some late 16th cent. pen-drawings with the initials
R. T. This MS. and the next two are bound together.


From http://duke.usask.ca/~frk302/MSS/sbh.htm:

Shelf Mark: London, British Library, Royal 17. A. XLII

Author(s): Honorius.

Title(s): Liber Sacratus/Juratus (Liber sacer)

Date: s. xvi (Mathiesen)

Language: English and Latin

Size/Material: Vellum. ff. 82. 7.5*5.5 in. Pages 140*185mm.

Foliation: 2 of q 20 unfoliated.

Collation: 1-7[4] 8[5] (5 of 6 missing) 9-13[4] 14[6] 15[10] 16-18[4] 19-20[2] q i has 1&2 blank except for cat# on i.

Script: s. xv. Pen drawings of angels and spirits and marginal floral ornament, usually coloured, sometimes in gold; chapter headings in red, blue or green.

Binding: Modern binding.

Contents: f. 1 "R.T." in modern hand between what looks to be thistle, rose and oak.
"The SWORNE BOOKE" of "Honoryus" (se f. 4 b, ll.3, 6): a translation of a book of magic, entitled (see Sloane MS. 3854, f. 138b) "Liber de vita anime racionalis, qui liber sacer uel liber angelorum vel liber iuatus nuncupatur, fquem fecit Honorius magister Thebarum," purporting to be compiled by Horoius filius Euclidis as the result of a conference of 89 magistri from Naples, Athens, and Toledo, convened by the authority of the Pope and cardinals (cf. also Sloane MSS 313, f. 1, 3885, f. 58). Beg. "When wycked sprites ware gathered together."
On f. 82 is a charm, in a 16th cent. hand, on the workd "Caledant" against ague.

Bibliography: T2, 287ff. Not in Ker ML.

Origin: England

First Word 2nd Fol: and ye cause
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