Item #2343845 Splendor Solis (Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, Book 8). Trismosin's Salomon, Joscelyn Godwin, Adam McLean.

Splendor Solis (Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, Book 8)

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Phanes Press, 1991. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Item #2343845
ISBN: 9780933999923

First printing. An excellent copy.

121 pp. Splendor Solis is a book of alchemical illustrations and texts that was created in the 16th century by the alchemist and physician Solomon Trismosin. The book is composed of 22 elaborate engravings that depict a series of alchemical processes and symbolic images that are meant to convey the spiritual transformation of the alchemist. Each illustration is accompanied by a text that explains the symbolism and offers guidance for the alchemist's journey. The book is notable for its intricate and detailed artwork, which features a range of mystical and mythical creatures, as well as symbolic depictions of the sun and moon. Splendor Solis is considered a seminal work in the field of alchemy, and its imagery and symbolism continue to inspire artists and thinkers to this day.1582. Alchemical treatises of Solomon Trismosin, adept and teacher of Paracelsus, including 22 allegorical pictures reproduced from the original paintings in the unique manuscript on vellum, dated 1582, in the British Museum, with introduction, elucidation of the paintings, aiding the interpretation of their occult meaning, Trismosin's autobiographical account of his travels in search of the Philosopher's Stone, a summary of his alchemical process called "The Red Lion" and explanatory notes.

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