Glasgow: Magnum Opus Source Works, 1991. First printing. The Hermaphroditische Sonn- und Monds-Kind was printed at Mainz in 1752. Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and the fascination of these images still remains with us today. The work was reprinted twenty seven years later in the well known German alchemical compendium Hermetisches A.B.C. The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure. The text of these sections begins with an 'explanation of the figure', followed by a short verse, a 'paragraph' with its 'explanation', and lastly a 'canon' or short verse with its 'explanation'. The main focus of this present book is to provide for the first time a translation of the text into English, and to suggest ways in which the symbolic sequence of this work can be explored. Very good condition. Item #16253
Translated by Mike Brenner; Introduction and Commentary by Adam McLean; Limited edition of 300 copies signed and numbered by Adam McLean; Bound in faux brown leather; 112 pages.