Monarchia: The Aurora of the Philosophers / Magic Emblems & Prophecies of Paracelsus the Great, by Paracelsus Bombastus, book design by William J Kiesel / Sewn hard-cover in letterpress dust jacket, 128 pages, illustrated (small 8vo ) 4.25 x 7 inches
Emblem book of Alchemical Art / Two Texts by Paracelsus / Quality bookmaking for beauty and longevity
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, better known as Paracelsus was not only a man of words but also of action! In his lifetime Paracelsus managed to write many alchemical treatises and traveled extensively in Europe.
His unfailing pursuit of Hermetic praxis and his dogged criticism of sophists and physicians alike brought infamy upon him. Yet despite his rough and tumble lifestyle Paracelsus was responsible for emphasizing the medicinal aspect of the alchemical art while at the same time expanding the lexicon of terminology used by alchemists, magicians and mystics even to this day.
Peregrinations on Philosophic Gold and the Prophecies of Europe’s Alchemical Magus.