The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ]. ANONYMOUS, Joel Radcliffe.
The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ].
The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ].
The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ].
The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ].

The Alchemical Engravings of Lambsprinck Redrawn By Joel Radcliffe [ The Book of Lambspring ].

Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1994. First Edition Thus. Unbound. Comprises fifteen, 8" X 11" unbound plates and a title leaf, housed in a printed envelope. Edition limited to 1,000 sets. The images are redrawn by Joel Radcliffe from the traditional woodcuts. "The Book of Lambspring" is one of the most famous sixteenth century emblem books to deal with the subject of spiritual alchemy. A short tract, it comprised a Preface and fifteen verses, each of which relates to an accompanying emblematic design. It circulated first in manuscript, and apparently also had an early Prague printing in 1599, but is best known from its publication in the "Musaeum Hermeticum" in 1625 which included the now-famous woodcuts. It is these designs that are here presented in sharp, clean form having been redrawn by Joel Radcliffe, artist, bookbinder and the founder of Ars Obscura Bookbindery, known for it's lovely fine bindings. A small number of sets rediscovered. New "old stock." Thus Fine in the original envelope. Item #56452

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