Anyone got this from Sotheby’s..?

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  1. simontomasi says:

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    LOT 1
    MAGIC.
    MANUSCRIPT GRIMOIRE
    8,000—12,000 GBP
    Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium: 48,000 GBP
    DESCRIPTION
    containing conjurations, incantations, and folk remedies, in an elizabethan secretary hand, illustrated with magical diagrams, pentacles, and two pages of sigils including those of the planets with angelic seals, in English with some conjurations and invocations in Latin and crudely drawn Hebrew characters, some passages in cipher with decoded text occasionally provided, some words and phrases rubricated, with occasional annotations in several hands (early notes in a secretary hand in brown ink, later notes in pencil and ink), foliated in brown ink (fols ([122]-136) and paginated in blue pencil (pp.206-235), 30 pages, folio, each leaf separately laid down in a modern blank album, modern blind tooled calf with blind lettering (“Key of Solomon”), slip case, late 16th century, incomplete, pages cropped at head often with loss of top line of text, wear and tear to edges professionally restored including five pages remargined and one tear resulting in the loss of two sigils, red ink faded
    PROVENANCE
    Robert Lenkiewicz, artist (1941-2002)

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