Dee's Monas Hieroglyphicia
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John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica
(Antwerp, 1564 CE)
This work is in Latin

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Description
and content:
About the first third of this short work is little more than a dedication to the patron. Some readers may prefer to skip that part and only download the Theorems that compose the body of the book. The text is in Latin.
    An English translation and commentary was reprinted by Samuel Weiser, Inc. of New York in 1975:
The Hieroglyphic Monad, J.W.Hamilton-Jones, trans. and commentary, ISBN 0-87728-276-6, first published in 1947.

PDF version:             John Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica — c. 13.8 megs
Zip versions:Contents:Download zip links:
Title page
Praefatio ad Regem Maximilianum. fo 2A
Typographo, Guliemo Silvio, fo 9B
JDMHA.zip
— c. 5.58 megs
Theorems l-lll.fo 12A
Theor. IV-IX.ff 12B-13A
Theor. X-Xlll.ff 13B-14A
Theor. XV, fo 15A
Theor. XVI, fo. 15B
Theor. XVII-XVIII.ff 16B-17A
Theor. XiX-XX, fo. 18B
Theor. XXI, fo. 20A
Theor XXII, fo. 22A
Theor. XXIII, fo. 23A
Theor. XXIII and end of text, ff. 27B-28A
End plate decoration, fo. 28B
JDMHB.zip
— c. 8.07 megs

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