Now you can own one of the most important, most beautiful and rarest books in the history of occult studies. Ebenezer Sibly's A Key to Physic and the Occult Sciences (1814) has been out of print for nearly 200 years, but Shoreham House is proud to present, for the first time, a glorious new deluxe hardcover edition of the original book in full color facsimile.
In advance of publication, we are offering, available immediately,
a limited edition of 250 numbered copies in the book's original size and
format (8.5" x 11"). This is an exact copy of the 1814 edition,
meticulously scanned, lavishly illustrated with plates and diagrams, many in
color. This is a book you will love to hold in your hands and share
with your friends.
A Key to Physic and the Occult Sciences provides a finely detailed glorious full color case bound hardcover reproduction of a rare 200-year-old book, lavishly illustrated with copper-plate engravings. It's a fascinating and comprehensive journey through the extent of human knowledge, guided by one of the founding philosophers of the modern occult movement. Sibly's book represents the state of Western culture, scientific and occult, as of the end of the 18th century, including many astounding insights that are "forgotten knowledge" today. Sibly's scope includes medicine, healing, herbalism, astrology, horoscopes, mysticism, mesmerism, hypnosis, biology, botany and electrical therapy. His philosophy provides a comprehensive understanding of the universe based on earlier hermetic works brought up-to-date with Enlightenment era scientific discoveries.
Copies of this book are nearly impossible to find.
It's even more rare with the hand-tinted plates. We obtained one over 40
years ago from an antiquarian bookseller and have meticulously preserved it
in anticipation of creating this facsimile edition. Only in recent
years has technology developed to the point where we can offer an affordable
edition of this masterpiece. We have individually scanned every page and
assembled them into this deluxe hardcover book which exactly duplicates our
copy, including minor age spots and wrinkles.
This is a book you will find compelling to read. Its importance is confirmed by the 2012 publication by Cambridge University Press in a black & white paperback edition. Ours is a beautiful hardcover full-color exact facsimile, the only color version now in print. It includes 13 full-page color illustrations, reproducing the hand-colored tints of the original engravings. You will be proud to own and to show this to your friends. More than just a book, this is a profoundly beautiful object and a collector's item. We are offering this limited edition with a no-questions-asked seven-day guarantee. Return it to us within 30 days of receipt and we will refund your purchase.
Sibly, E., A Key to Physic and the Occult Sciences, 2019 Numbered limited edition of 250 copies. 430 pp, 13 full-page illustrations (6 in color), plus other tables and diagrams. Casewrap hardcover 8.5" x 11". All pages in full color facsimile of the 1814 edition.
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