The Rosicrucian Manifestos, Being the Fama and Confessio Fraternitatis to Which is Appended a Letter From the Brothers of R.C. Concerning the Invisible, Magical Mountain, & the Treasure Therein Contained
Hardcover. Small octavo. 120pp. Maroon cloth gilt-lettered on spine, gilt devices on boards. This trade edition limited to 777 copies. Frontis portrait of Andreae and 2 engraved plates. Ouroboros Press release of Thomas Vaughan's Rosicrucian Manifestos. The Rosicrucian Manifestos describe the early life of Christian Rosencreutz, his pilgrimage to the East in search of occult knowledge and his eventual founding of the mysterious Brothers of the Rosy Cross. The enigmatic and axiomatic writing style places the texts firmly into the western esotericism and includes critiques upon the ┐closed minds' of society, be it political, religious or intellectual and includes the legend of the founder CRC and gives very detailed descriptions of the Hidden Symbolical Vault wherein the secrets of the order were secured along with the body of Christian Rosencreutz laid in restful repose under an Everburing Lamp. The appended Letter from the Brothers of R.C. describes the Invisible Magical Mountain of the Adepts, how to get there and what to expect while ┐visiting'. New book. Fine in Fine dust jacket.
and Known unto the Wise as the Crowd of the Philosophers. Hardcover. 8vo. 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 which we recently 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 Hermetists"-in other words it contains both the major versions of the work, probably drawn from Manget's "Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa" (1702). NEW. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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