The Book of Lambspring. A Noble Ancient Philosopher. Concerning the Ancient Stone [ From the Hermetic Museum ]. Nicholas Barnaud DELPHINAS.
The Book of Lambspring. A Noble Ancient Philosopher. Concerning the Ancient Stone [ From the Hermetic Museum ].

The Book of Lambspring. A Noble Ancient Philosopher. Concerning the Ancient Stone [ From the Hermetic Museum ].

Los Angeles, CA: Sacred-Wisdom Science, 1936. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 34pp. Original gilt decorated black cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, b&w illustrations. 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. This unusual edition American edition from the 1930s comprises the text in English, plus reproductions of the original woodcuts of the "Musaeum Hermeticum." Cloth light rubbed, very light bruising and rubbing to spine ends and corners, endpapers unevenly darkened, pages lightly toned but bright and unmarked. Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy (no dust jacket - believe none issued). Scarce. Item #64394

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