The first of three exciting News items from Weiser Antiquarian today…
The True and Perfect Preparation of the Philosopher’s Stone
by the Brotherhood of the Order of the Golden and RosyCross
By Sigmund Richter [Sincerus Renatus]
Edited and Introduced by Dr R A Gilbert
First Edition. The Teitan Press, York Beach, Maine USA: 2013. Hardcover. 8vo. xiv + 82pp. Quality red cloth with gilt
facsimile alchemical design and blind stamping to upper board, gilt titling to spine, b&w frontis, appendix “Laws of the Brotherhood” as published by Sincerus Renatus. Edition limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. For the launch week only copies come with a special bookplate signed by the editor Dr R A Gilbert.
The first English language publication of this Alchemical / Rosicrucian work by Sigmund Richter that was originally published in Breslau in 1710. In appearance the work is very much that of an alchemical textbook, describing (in the symbolic / chemical terminology of the spagyrical adept) a series of operations which culminate in the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone and “all that is necessary to the Work Ordinis Minoris and Majoris.”
As described by the editor, Dr R A Gilbert, “The book has two distinct but related concerns. First, it sets out the stages by which the Brothers of the [Roscicrucian] Order can succeed in preparing, making and applying the Philosopher’s Stone, but at the same time it presents a sub-text that guides the brethren into a realisation that there is a more subtle purpose to the text. It is also a guide to a parallel, spiritual change that takes place within the practitioner as he progresses with his task: material transmutation is accompanied by spiritual regeneration.”
The translation was probably made between 1950 and 1960 for J.W. Hamilton-Jones (1887-1965), one of a small circle of Rosicrucian enthusiasts who had founded a very private “Order of Rose +”, and editor of two alchemical works – “The Epistles of Ali Puli” (1951) and Bacstrom’s “Alchemical Anthology” (1960) and publisher of a translation of Dr Dee’s “Hieroglyphic Monad” (1947).
NEW book. Fine condition.
Launch Price: $40.00 (Regular Retail Price: $45.00)
Special launch-week offer.*
For one week only copies will be available at the discounted prices shown above and each copy will be signed as described.
Launch shipping Rates for up to THREE books!:
Within the US: Priority Mail: $7.50
Air shipping to Canada: $18.50
Air shipping elsewhere International: $23.50
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