The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series ). Heinrich KHUNRATH, Adam McLean, Patricia Tahil.
The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )
The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )
The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )
The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

The Amphitheatre Engravings of Heinrich Khunrath; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

Edinburgh, Scotland: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 96pp. Hand bound in brown patterned faux-leather with gilt titling to spine, frontis, b&w illustrations, 10 of which are folding plates. Edition limited to 250 copies. Signed by Adam McLean. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series No. 7. "Khunrath's 'Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom' published in its best known form in 1609, had a profound and important part in the alchemical and hermetic traditions in the opening decades of the 17th century, and had some influence on the development of the Rosicrucian movement. It is famous for its series of large engravings, which contain many of the elements later woven into the symbolic plates illustrating the works of Maier, Mylius, and other 'Rosicrucian' writers. This edition provides for the first time a translation (by Patricia Tahil) of the considerable amount of text contained on these plates, together with extensive commentaries on these engravings, including material by J.B. Craven, Stanislas de Guaita, Papus and Johan Arndt." (Adam McLean) This volume is typical of the mid-range issues of this work: it has plain light brown endpapers, is printed on a buff colour stock, has a mid-range number in the sequence of limitation, and the binding is a brown patterned faux leather with a plain spine. Boards lightly rubbed, pages somewhat age browned. Overall a tight clean VG+ copy. Item #62954

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