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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:07 pm
by knopp
I remember seeing this 'calendar' in a book about some German alchemical/rosicrucian manuscript (D.O.M.A.)
If I recall correctly, it kind of seemed like it was added as an afterthought, unrelated to the book, but it actually seemed more interesting. It was a big fold-out page in the middle of the book with an astrological diagram and tons of seals, planetary stuff, angelic names, etc. all in latin and hebrew. Lots of interesting stuff crammed in small font on a large sheet, much of it a little too small and fuzzy to make out.
Anyway, my ex demanded the book back (although I removed and kept the calendar ;) so I don't have it to look up bibliographical references, but I'd love to know where this 'calendar' came from, if anybody knows what I'm talking about.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:35 pm
by Alan Thorogood
The Calendar was published in Frankfurt in 1620 and is a compendium of information from various sources. Manuscript versions exist, but so far as I am aware all of those post date the printed edition.

Adam McLean published the Calendar some years ago as the first in his 'Magnum Opus' series, and I think it was subsequently reprinted by Phanes Press. I don't have my copy to hand but as I recall it does contain bibliographic data.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 6:03 pm
by knopp
neato, thanks!!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:18 pm
by OipTeaaPdoce
Speaking of Calenders, does anyone know where to get a copy of the one that John Dee made?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:05 pm
by knopp
Maybe this?

"Dee clearly regarded the request as important, for he dropped everything to work on the problem and on 26 February delivered to Lord Treasurer Burghley a 62-page illuminated treatise, entitled:
A playne Discourse and humble Advise for our Gratious Queen Elizabeth, her most Excellent Majestie to peruse and consider, as concerning the needful Reformation of the Vulgar Kalendar for the civile years and daies accompting, or verifyeng, according to the time truely spent."
Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1789 fos. 1-62.

from John Dee and the English Calendar:
Science, Religion and Empire

by Dr Robert Poole

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:29 am
by OipTeaaPdoce
Thanks :) That defiantly looks like it. Yet one more MS to order eventually LOL