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A breathtaking illustrated journey through the history of esoteric lore…
A magical tour from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy and the art of the Romantic era. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vintage color and black & white images.

With its premium leather binding, a hubbed spine accented with true 22kt gold, and stained page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking.

5 1/2" x 7 5/8", 576pp
3 Monthly Installments of $45
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Features include:
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold deeply inlaid on the “hubbed” spine.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Satin-ribbon page marker.
- Stained page ends.
- Bound in the USA.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.

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A breathtaking illustrated journey through the history of esoteric lore…

This is your ticket to a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era.

The mysterious science of alchemy is thought to have begun with the ancient Greeks and continued through to the mid-19th century. Adherents believed that the study of physical elements such as iron and copper could reveal philosophical and spiritual truths. Their fascinating hieroglyphics, symbolic metallurgical writings and more trace an intricate history of captivating explorations, dovetailing with the beliefs of cabalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons.

Compelling, exotic and intricate imagery complete with insightful descriptions.

In this illustrated compendium, paintings, drawings and rare images are culled from private and public collections in an exploration of the Western specialized science of transformation and spirituality dating back to Pythagoras. The book’s insightful explanations accompanying each image provide insights into this labyrinthine study. From Ptolemy and Copernicus to the divine work of creation, from animal riddles to apparitions and Divine Geometry, this extensive examination of the world’s mysteries through fantastic images and codes is a visual carnival that intrigues scientists and theologians as it ultimately inspired surrealist artists and other artistic movements.

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