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A Commentary on the Mutus Liber (Out of Print)
by McLean, Adam
Book ID: A8400, A8400
rand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1991. isbn 0933999895. Reprint Hardcover. 8vo. 82 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt titling, b&w illustrations. The "Mutus Liber" ("Silent Book") is a well known alchemical text that was first published in 1677 at La Rochelle, in France, although the edition of Joanne Jacobus Manget (Geneva, 1702) included two plates not in the first edition. This edition reproduces the full fifteen plates of the Manget edition, which illustrate the alchemist's quest for the Philosopher's Stone, from manufacture to attainment. The plates are accompanied by an extensive commentary by Adam McLean, who explores the nature and meaning of the diagrams, and the processes, both spiritual and practical, they depict. The hardcover edition of the Phanes Press reprint of a work originally published as the eleventh volume in Adam McLean's "Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series. A single page prospectus for the book is loosely inserted. Unused copy. Fine condition.
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