1. ff 1- Cephar Raziel.
'In the name of Almighty God living and very and
everlasting and without all end with/which is said ?onay Saday Ehye Aferere
I begin to write this book which is said Sephar Raziel with all his appertenamic/tis?
in which ? seven tratises Complete or fulfilled that is vii bookes. Dixit
Salomon gloria et lause et cum multo honore etc. Salomon said glory and
praysing with much horore be ? Gode of all Creature, he that is singuler
which made all things at one tyme. And he is one God vry mighty he alone
that is and that was and which evermore shall be, and who had never and
end or any like him neither is he like to have. And he is singuler without
end, Lord alone without Corrumtion, holy Cleane meeke and great all thinge
seeing and hearing and wise and in all thinge mighty. And I begin in this
booke to put and ynsample that whosoever that hath it blame it not till
he have red and heard all or somewhat of it, And then prayse the God maker
of all thinge.
'These be the ix precepts. Incipiunt precepta.
'Heere beginneth the precepts. 'Ne credas esse plures nisi
unum singulare etc. (1.) [in margine] No trow thou not to be
moe (more?) or many but one singuler alone upon all thinge who hath none
like him and him love y? and dread and honore with all trust and with good
will and stable and with might and with all thy cleane heart.
(2.) No live thou not without law, and thou shalt
be loved of God they Creatore and of folkes.
(3.) No do thou not to another mane that thou
wouldest to thy friend.... f. 3 [gives a list of the seven
1. The first is said Clavis for that in it is
determyned of Astronomy and of the starres for without them we may do nothing
- 12 operations, then the figures.
2. The second is said Ala for that in it is determined
of the vertues of some stones of herbes and of beastes.
3. The third is said Tractatus Thymiamatum for
that there is determined in it of Suffumigations and of Allegacions of
them and divisions.
4. The iiiith is said the Treatise of tymes of
the yeere of the day and of the night for that in it is determined when
any enly (any)thing ought to be done by this booke.
5. The vth is said the Treatise of Cleanesse for
that there is determyned in it of Absynence.
6. The sixt is said Samaim for in that treatise
it nammeth all the heavens and her hangels and the operations or wuethings
7. The viith is the booke of Vertues for that
thee is determined in it of vertues and miracles for there be solde the
prpertyes of the arte and magicke and of his figures and of the ordinaunces