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VMs: Re: John Dee's "Tuba Veneris"...?
> Just a quick thought: when referring to John Dee's early "Tuba Veneris"
> (Warburg MS FBH 510)...
I don't think many believe that the Tuba is genuinely Dee. I have examined
some samples and the details (writing, illustrations etc.) are unlike any of
the Dee MSS with which I am familiar. Classic psuedoepigraphy in my
Fakery is certainly possible - though I wonder what would have been gained
Hmmm... perhaps it was put together by an enemy, to definitively link Dee
with nigromancy? It's possible, though I have to say a tad unlikely. :-/
So far, all I've seen is the scans and transcriptions on Joseph Peterson's
website: however, the Warburg Institute has a copy of "Das Büchlein der
Venus", Jörg Meier's book on this (classmark FBH 510) [based on his PhD
thesis], so I'll defer judgement until I've seen it for myself. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....