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Napier, Richard 1559-1634

Works: 8 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 29 library holdings
Genres: Prophecies  History 
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Most widely held works by Richard Napier
The Bloody almanack : to which England is directed, to fore-know what shall come to passe, by that famous astrologer, M. John Booker : being a perfect abstract of the prophecies proved out of Scripture, by the noble Napier, Lord of Marchistoun in Scotland : with additions by John Napier( Book )

1 edition published in 1643 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[2], 6 p. Illustrated t.p. Annotation on Thomason copy: "Jan. 20th 1642. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (DLPS) A75149.0001.001. (vid) 158358.
Ars artium ... [etc.]( )

1 edition published in 1787 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Occult compendium copied and compiled by Charles Rainsford and mainly comprising prayers, lists of divine names for invocations (p. 180-189), and instructions for conjurations taken from works attributed to well-known occultists such as John Dee and Richard Napier. Practical instructions for conjuring spirits include one experiment for summoning the spirit Askariel so that he appears in a crystal or beryl with a garland of yellow flowers upon his head (p. 52). Another section details preparations to be completed before conducting rituals such as securing a secret room with an eastward-facing window that has been consecrated with frankincense, abstaining from the company of women, eating a spare diet, and dressing oneself in clean clothes (p. 39-40). A note by Rainsford on p. i states that it is an exact copy of a manuscript that he borrowed from a bookseller for the price of one guinea and that the original had the name Dr. Dee written on it, presumably a reference to John Dee, the 16th century occultist. The last section contains notes regarding the personal papers of alchemist Richard Napier which were bequeathed to fellow occultist Elias Ashmole and which are now housed at the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford. This section also occasionally makes references to earlier pages in the manuscript (for example, p. 201 refers back to the use of beryls for conjuration on p. 52). Also includes a partial list of contents (p. 190-191)
The Casebooks Project : a digital edition of Simon Forman's & Richard Napier's medical records 1596-1634( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Casebooks Project, supported by the Wellcome Trust, aims to make available the astrological records of Simon Forman and Richard Napier - unparalleled resources in the history of early modern medicine. The database of transcriptions, browsable and searchable, will bring together the details of the thousands of clients who consulted these men and the questions they asked
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Alternative Names
Richard Napier English astrologer and physician

נפייר, ריצ'ארד 1559-1634

נפיר, ריצ'רד 1559-1634

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