Item #70519 The Turba Philosophorum. Or Assembly of the Sages. Called also The Book of Truth In The Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod; and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers. A. E. WAITE, Arthur E. Waite.
The Turba Philosophorum. Or Assembly of the Sages. Called also The Book of Truth In The Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod; and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers.
The Turba Philosophorum. Or Assembly of the Sages. Called also The Book of Truth In The Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod; and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers.
The Turba Philosophorum. Or Assembly of the Sages. Called also The Book of Truth In The Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod; and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers.

The Turba Philosophorum. Or Assembly of the Sages. Called also The Book of Truth In The Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod; and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers.

Seattle WA: Ouroboros Press, 2006. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. 158pp. + adverts. Maroon cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt Ouroboros design on front cover, index. A fine press edition, with the text of the 1896 edition beautifully printed in Goudy and Hoefler typefaces. Limited hand-numbered printing, this copy is one of a small group numbered below 50 (this being copy 49) which we discovered hidden in our store-room. Although unstated the print-run is said to be 700 copies. "The Turba Philosophorum" (Assembly of the Alchemical Philosophers), is thought to date from the twelfth century, and is one of the earliest known Latin alchemical texts. It became one of the best known works in the alchemical lexicon, and is often quoted in later writings. Waite's translation remains one of the most comprehensive: Writing of the text in his autobiography, Waite observed "It was translated and annotated by myself using two recensions which are both well known to Hermeticists" - in other words it contains both the major versions of the work, probably drawn from Manget's "Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa" (1702). A "new" copy in Fine condition with fine dust jacket (note: as with all copies of the first issue seen, the dust jacket is cut about 1/8th inch short - binding error - but still crisp and new. Now covered in mylar sleeve). Item #70519
ISBN: 0966295056

Price: $185.00

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