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John Dee Society

The John Dee Society's primary purpose is to produce a standard edition of the published and unpublished works of Elizabethan England's great polymath, antiquarian and magus Dr. John Dee.

Their further mission is to make available to students of Renaissance philosophy and of Dee's Enochian magical system a coherent database of primary source material for their research.

Additionally, the society seeks to reconstruct John Dee's library, based on his catalogue of manuscripts and books of 1583, prior to its dispersal throughout Europe. To this end, they have begun assembling a microfilm archive of Dee's manuscripts and books from the libraries where they now reside, and are in the process of transcribing this material for eventual publication. Dee's library, at 4,000 volumes, was the largest philosophical and scientific library collection in Elizabethan England, and arguably the greatest in all of Renaissance Europe, as is generally agreed by scholars.

Lastly, the John Dee Society hopes to be a useful source-point for networking with others interested in pursuing such work, and for publishing original studies by individuals and groups furthering the researches begun by Dee in the 16th century.