Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series
This series of limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were initially produced between 1979 and 1986. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. Since 1997 twenty two new titles have been issued with more in preparation.
No. 49. Teletes Special price for regular customers on first 20 copies.
an 18th century emblematic table by Touzay Duchanteau
Main text translated by Paul Ferguson
The Teletes was originally published in 1778 (a decade before the French Revolution) by a bookseller in Brussels as five large engravings. Some of these survive in the form of large rolls on which the five engravings have been glued. There was a 19th century reproduction of the chart printed at Turin 1866 by Giuseppe Wopaletsky with some variations from the original, and this was later reproduced by Arche of Milan in 1976.
In the book I have extracted and analysed each image from the Teletes chart, and provided in an A3 portfolio somewhat reduced size reproductions of its five engravings as well as a reproduction of the Calendarium naturale magicum. I have chosen not to elaborate and describe the material from the Calendarium, as this is covered in my 1979 edition, but instead to look in detail at the additional imagery and their sources. Duchanteau incorporated imagery from the works of Fludd and von Welling among others.
Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered hardbound copies. 45 illustrations. A5. 78 pages.
The postage on this item is expensive the book is provided with a relatively heavy portfolio of prints.