‘Heptamon or Magical Elements was allegedly written by the Italian philosopher, astrologer and professor of medicine in Padua, Pietro d'Abano (c.1257– 1316). The book also called a grimoire, is a concise treaty on ritual magical rites, specifically the conjuring of angels one for each day of the week. Although this alleged work did not appear in print until 1496, his other works were cited for trial twice by the inquisition, on the first occasion he was acquitted, however he died in prison in 1315 or 1316 during the second trial. Being found guilty after his death his body was ordered to be exhumed and burned. It was however rescued and an effigy publically burned in its place.
Heptameron or Magical Elements 1496.
Recreation of titlepages with added historical elements. Printed on watercolour paper with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet. 5"x7"