[Cologne?]: [Johannes Solter], 1533. First Ediition. Hardcover. 4to [190.5mm x 311.15mm]. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #001424
First Edition containing all three works. Full leather binding with gilt device on front and rear board. Red morocco spine label and raised bands. In custom made slipcase with image of title page mounted on front.  CCLXII. A woodcut portrait of Agrippa on title page. Includes charts with astrological symbols, planetary and elemental sigils, and pentagram and cabalistic images. With seven woodcut figures depicting celestial influences and properties of the human body. An early ownership inscription of M. de Fromantin on front free endpaper and repeated on title page, faded. Bibliographic notes written in French to the verso of front free endpaper. Sporadic stains to pages. Two small tears to bottom corners of p. cxlii, and cxlvii, text unaffected. Light rubbing to boards. Slight cracking at joints, with small chip to spine head. Otherwise a very good copy of this influential work of magical thinking during the renaissance, which contributed to philosophical thought and occultism in the West. Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa [1486-1535] was a German polymath and soldier, who studied theology, medicine and law. Agrippa wrote De Occulta Philosophia Libri Tres between 1509 and 1510 while studying with humanist, cryptographer and magician Johannes Trithemius [1462-1516], to which he dedicated his first draft. Divided into three books concerning natural magic, celestial magic, and ceremonial ritual magic, Agrippa's De Occulta Philosophia influenced later occultists including astrologer and occult philosopher John Dee [1527-1608].