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 fourteen new titles have been issued with more in preparation.
No. 24. On the Divine Numbers and Divine Harmony - Robert Fludd
Translated by Charles Rainsford. Edited with an Introduction by Adam McLeanThis is a translation into English of the opening two books of the second volume of Robert Fludd's Utriusque cosmi historia - 'An account of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm'. In this vast tome, issued in five parts during the period 1617-1621, Fludd attempts an encyclopaedic outline and synthesis of the western esoteric ideas on the relationship between the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, the Cosmos and Man.
This translation was made by General Rainsford (1728-1809), a distinguished soldier with a great interest in alchemy, Rosicrucianism and a noted historian of Freemasonry.
Limited edition of 300 signed and numbered copies. 113 pp. 10 illustrations.
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