Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat

Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat

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Title: Enchiridion Leonis Papae Serenissimo imperatori Carolo Magno in munus pretiosum datum: nuperrimè mendis omnibus purgatum, 1660 (But Actually Circa 1810). No Copies of this Imprint Recorded in Holdings on Worldcat
Author: Pope Leo III (Attributed)
Publisher: Rome (But actually France)
Condition: Fair

An extremely scarce and early 19th century edition of the Grimoire of Pope Leo, also known as the Enchiridion of Pope Leo, being a French grimoire attributed to Pope Leo III. While claiming to be initially published in 1523, the earliest known edition dates from 1633, being listed in police records at the time. There are prayers for healing all kinds of illnesses, wards against spells, and bewitchments.

This work was given a false publishing date and imprint, in order to circumvent censors, and add further notoriety and build intrigue. A similar practice to the grimoires printed by Simon Blocquel.

There are 9 plates of full-page symbols, talismans, magic seals, cabalistic inscriptions, and pentacles.

Worldcat does not identify any known copy of this edition and pagination in any library. Though they are similar, the copy held in BM Lyon bears a slightly varied title page, and different text placement throughout. A rare example in unicum.

One vellum bound volume in 32mo, (2)+196 pages and 9 plates of illustrations

This volume is in fair shape, with the vellum cover detached from the front boards and spine, loosely flapping.  Page 191-192 is torn in the middle, though still readable. Many pages are dogeared or otherwise worn. There is foxing and scattered soiling throughout.