Glasgow: 1984. Limited edition of 250 copies signed, dated and numbered by Adam McLean; Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks No. 18; Hand-Bound in simulated brown leather with gilt spine title; With text of the 1690 Foxcroft translation, revised and modernized, with extracts from the original German edition translated by Donald MacLean; 127 pages. Item #15365
Cloth bound in fine condition.
The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz is well known as the major piece of early Rosicrucian writing. It is in the form of an allegorical romance, with a well-paced plot that captures the interest of the reader, and through the medium of allegory, conveys the essential esoteric philosophy underlying Rosicrucianism. Although the text in a 17th century English translation has been available recently in various publications, it really needs a commentary to help unravel the elaborate threads of esoteric ideas that form its fabric.