UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2015. Limited Edition of 666 hand-numbered exemplars. Item #15980
A FINE CLOTH VOLUME in gray batistse with colored inset like unto the Cosway style on front panel. Beautifully designed. The first in a projected trilogy by the author that aims to unveil the Sacred Art. This work is concerned with plant alchemy, how to practically confect spagyrical Tinctures, Elixirs, the true Primum Ens, Plant Magisteries and the Quintessence. Also covered are the Plant Stone of Hollandus, the Plant Phoenix, the Quintessence of Blood, and the Homunculus. The processes Heliophilus discloses follow the works of the alchemical tradition, and those of Paracelsus in particular, from whose extensive writings he has extracted the virtue, and adumbrated with his own working notes and photographic documentation. Recipes and methods of working are given, and compared with those of Jean Dubuis, Mary Anne Atwood, Frater Albertus, Joseph Lisiewski, Van Helmont, Crollius, John French, Hollandus, Sibly and others. With 80 colored illustrations. 208 pages. Small 4to.