In order to attract readers, it was not uncommon for magical texts of the 16th century to take on the name of a notable figure. Such is the case with The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, whose secrets are, in fact, a compilation from a number of different sources by an anonymous author who was, according to editors Best and Brightman, probably one of Albertus Magnus’ followers.
The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus
Of the Virtues of Herbs, Stones, and Certain Beasts, Also a Book of the Marvels of the World
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