Warwickshire, Scotland: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1987.
Hardcover. 8vo. 184pp. Hand-bound in brown faux leather, gilt titling to spine, b&w illustrations, tables, index. Edition limited to 250 hand-numbered copies. Signed by Adam McLean. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series No. 22. While Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens" (1617) is best known to students of alchemy and hermetica on account of its fifty magnificent emblems, it also has a strong, interwoven musical element, with each of the emblems accompanied by a fugue, or short piece of music, as well as epigrams, discourse, etc. This edition has a special emphasis on the musical element; Joscelyn Godwin has transcribed Maier's music in... more information
Price: 250.00 USD