The Hermetic Garden of Daniel Stolcius: Magnum Opus Vol.

The Hermetic Garden of Daniel Stolcius: Magnum Opus Vol. Introduction and notes by Adam McLean Translated by Patricia Tahil During the early th century Daniel Stolcius was a populariser of the symbolic tradition of alchemy His Viridarium Chymicum published inhas been described as a pictorial encyclopaedia of th century alchemy , and is now well known and respected since it has been republished in its entirety in recent years His other major work, the Hortulus Hermeticus , copies of which are extremely rare, is not so well known It consists ofemblematic plates, each with a short verse, each image and corresponding poem being perhaps intended as a meditative alchemical exercise Theseemblems provide an in depth experience of the symbolic material of the alchemical tradition For the final copies of this edition, Adam McLean made coloured versions of each of theemblems which allows the imagery to be accessible Stolcius Hermetic Garden is an essential sourcework on the emblematic tradition in alchemypagescoloured illustrations

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