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Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

Postby quendidil » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am

If anyone here is familiar with blackletter and would be willing to take a look at this, please PM me.

The image concerned is from an English magical manuscript circa 1600. The text is written around a depiction of a magical circle with a spirit in the centre. If you're familiar with other esoterica, inside the circle is Vercan (Varcan) along with drawings of various demons. The manuscript itself is presumably in private hands and the image was taken from a picture taken during a sale around 1930. This is the only extant example of a manuscript corresponding to Agrippa's outline of a Liber Spirituum as far as an acquaintance, who has researched this topic thoroughly, knows.

As far as the language is concerned, I'm fairly certain it's Latin but it is possible it could be another language, even English.
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Re: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

Postby possiblymaybe » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:33 am

Can you post a picture?
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Re: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

Postby furrykef » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Yeah, I think it'd be best to just post it here. Maybe just part of it if the image would be too big, so we'd know what we'd be getting into at least.
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Re: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

Postby quendidil » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:37 am

It's embedded in a pdf and I don't know how to remove it, sorry. The pdf consists of just two plates and is taken from the original description of the manuscript during the 1930 sale - not the whole book unfortunately.

I could upload it on ifile.it if anyone else is interested though.
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Re: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

Postby Hampie » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:24 am

quendidil wrote:It's embedded in a pdf and I don't know how to remove it, sorry. The pdf consists of just two plates and is taken from the original description of the manuscript during the 1930 sale - not the whole book unfortunately.

I could upload it on ifile.it if anyone else is interested though.

You could take a print screen of said thing and post that :3.
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