Glasgow: 2000. Limited edition of 300 copies signed, dated and numbered by Adam McLean; Hermetic Studies No. 5; Hand-Bound in simulated brown leather with gilt spine title; 8.5' X 6"; 43 pages with 17 color illustrations. Item #28816
Cloth bound in fine condition.
This is an edition of the well known Book of Lambspring which first appeared in manuscript during the latter half of the 16th century, but which was made widely available in Michael Maier's Tripus Aureus of 1618, and later included in the Musaeum Hermeticum of 1625. The engravings are very well known and are reproduced in many popular books on alchemy or symbolism today. This is, to my knowledge, the first coloured version ever made available in print. It is not a reproduction of any other manuscript. The colouring scheme is entirely my own, but I have drawn on my extensive study of coloured alchemical manuscripts. There is a short introduction, dealing with some aspects of the symbolism found in the Book of Lambspring.