The Grimorium Verum (Latin for True Grimoire or The Grimoire of Truth) is an 18th-century grimoire attributed to one "Alibeck the Egyptian" of Memphis, who purportedly wrote in 1517. Like many grimoires, it claims a tradition originating with King Solomon.
The grimoire is not a translation of an earlier work as purported, its original appearing in French or Italian in the mid-18th century, as noted already by A. E. Waite who discussed the work in his The Book of Ceremonial Magic (1911), stating:
The date specified in the title of the Grimorium Verum is undeniably fraudulent; the work belongs to the middle of the eighteenth century, and Memphis is Rome.
One version of the Grimoire was included as The Clavicles of King Solomon: Book 3 in one of the French manuscripts S. L. MacGregor Mathers incorporated in his version of the Key of Solomon, but it was omitted from the Key with the following explanation:
At the end there are some short extracts from the Grimorium Verum with the Seals of evil spirits, which, as they do not belong to the Key of Solomon proper, I have not given. For the evident classification of the Key is in two books and no more.
Idries Shah also published some of it in The Secret Lore of Magic: Book of the Sorcerers in 1957.
- Trident Books (1994, 2nd. ed.1997) ISBN 1-879000-03-2
- Joseph H. Peterson (2007)  ISBN 978-1-4348-1116-5
- Jake Stratton-Kent (2009) Scarlet Imprint  ISBN 978-0-9567203-2-0
- Joseph H Peterson, Grimorium Verum, ISBN 978-1-4348-1116-5, Appendix 1, "Excerpts from Grimorium Verum from British Library manuscript Lansdowne 1202", pp. 79.
- Grimorium verum (partial) at Esoteric Archives
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