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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:36 pm
by John J. Coughlin
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Wellcome Institute MS. 4656.
242 pages. Octavo. 18th Century. [c. 1725]
Clavicules de Salomon.
[Illustrated by numerous pen-drawn magical figures, pentacles, sigils, etc, in red and green. On the recto of the first folio is the library stamp "De la Bibliotheque de Papus, 14 Rue de Strassbourg, Paris", while on the verso is a photgraph of Papus' "Ex Libris", designed for him by G. de Tromelin dated 1908.]
Ch 1 quelle dispoition doit avoir [ celui] qui veut participer au secret de la Science cabalistique.
Confession.
Ch 2 quels sont les lieux et les temps propres aux operations de l'art.
Ch 3 des matieres qui servent aux operations et de la maniere de le preparer cabalistiquement.
Ch 4 quels sont les instruments et utenciles necesssaire pour les operations de l'art.
Ch 5 quelles sont les influences et vertus secrettes que les differentes situations ou se trouve la lune donne aux operations du grand art.
Ch 6 de la maniere de travailles aux figures des talismans et autres caracteres suivant les regles de l'art.
[Eight pentacles ‘la pentacule du dimanche'].
Ch 7 des heures du jour et de la nuit pour les sept joures de la semaine...
[Tables of planetary hours].
Ch 8 des parfums propres a chaque planette des jours de la semaine et de la maniere de les faire.
Ch 9 des oraisons, invocations et conjurations pour les sept jours de la semaine.
Ch 10 dans le quel on explique la maniere de faire les pentacules suivant la methode des anciens rabbins...
[35 pentacles associated with planets].
[Table of characters of planetary days].
Ch 11 des couleurs qui sont propres aux sept planettes.
[7 magic squares of planets with spirits and sigils, as in Agrippa].
Ch 12 des choses qui sont specialement affectes, propres et consacreés aux sept planettes aux esprits et genies....
Ch 13 des anneaux misterieux dont les plus anciens docteurs de la cabale...
[Drawing of circle intersecting four smaller circles, with "Tetragrammaton" inscribed].
Ch 14 les oraisons en forme d'exorcisme pour consacrer toutes les choses servent aux opearations du grand art.
Ch 15 des Songes misterieux et de la maniere de le preparer a en avoir tels que l'on peut souhaiter et qui servent de revelation sur ce qu'on desire.
Ch 16 dans le quel on donne des secrets d'une grande curiosité.
Ch 17 voicy la conclusion de le pretieux ouvrage les Sages philosophes cabalistes....

[The prayers in many of the Chapters are in Latin, text in French].

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:39 pm
by John J. Coughlin
Quick Translation:

Wellcome Institute Ms. 4656.
242 pages. Octavo. 18th Century. [ C. 1725]
Clavicles of Solomon.
[ Illustrated by numerous PEN-DRAWN magical figures, pentacles, sigils, etc, in red and green. One the recto of the first folio is the library stamp "De the Library of Papus, 14 Street of Strassbourg, Paris", while one the back is has photgraph of Papus' "Ex Libris", designed for him by G of Tromelin dated 1908. ]
CH 1 which dispoition must have [ that ] which wants to take part in the secrecy of cabalistic Science. Confession.
CH 2 which are the places and times specific to the operations of l'art.
CH 3 of the matters which are useful with the operations and of the manner of the preparer cabalistiquement.
CH 4 which are the instruments and utenciles necesssaire for the operations of l'art.
CH 5 which are the influences and virtues secrettes that various situations or is the moon gives to the operations of the great art. CH 6 in the manner of work with the figures of the talismans and other characters according to the rules of l'art.
[ Eight pentacles ` the pentacule of the dimanche' ].
CH 7 of the hours of the day and the night for seven joures of the week...
[ Tables of planetary hours ].
CH 8 of the clean perfumes has each planette days of the week and manner of doing them.
CH 9 of the speeches, invocations and conspiracies for the seven days of the week.
CH 10 in which one explains the manner of making the pentacules according to the method of the former rabbis...
[ 35 pentacles associated with planets ].
[ Table of characters of planetary days ].
CH 11 of the colors which are clean to the seven planettes.
[ 7 magic public gardens of planets with spirits and sigils, have in Clutched ].
CH 12 of the things which are especially affect, clean and consacreés to the seven planettes with the spirits and genies....
CH 13 of the misterieux rings of which most former doctors of the cabal...
[ Drawing of circle intersecting furnace smaller circles, with "Tetragrammaton" inscribed ].
CH the 14 speeches forms d exorcism of it to devote all the things are used for the opearations of the great art.
CH 15 of the misterieux Dreams and the manner preparer has to have it such as l'on can wish and which are used as revelation on this qu'on desire.
CH 16 in which one gives secrecies d'une great curiosity.
CH 17 voicy the conclusion of the pretieux work the Wise philosophers cabalists....
[ The prayers in many of the Chapters are in Latin, text in French ].