Alchemical Works: Eirenaeus Philalethes Compiled edited by S. Merrow Broddle
Publication: 1994 Cinnabar First Edition Thus
"This volume contains the works of the pseudonymous Eirenaeus Philalethes, an Alchemist purported to have discovered the Philosopher's Stone. First printings of these tracts appeared between 1654 and 1683. This is the first collection of all contemporaneously English treatises of Philalethes. Only two tracts remain unpublished in English. More then 300 years after the publications of the rich works contained herein the identity of Eirenaeus Philalethes is still secreted in a labyrinth of circumstantial clues. The mysterious, nearly mythological author stands as the perfect metaphor for the enigma of pseudonyms and symbolism of the Hermetic practices. Philalethes is the Latinization of the Greek and translated "Lover of truth."
The present work is a compilation of his works."
Condition: publishers black boards, gilt title to spine and upper board, a prime example with only a slight crease to the spine, both the interior, exterior, and dust jacket are all in Near Fine condition. SCARCE!