Mutus Liber

Book ID:
8340
Title:
Mutus Liber
Subtitle:
Initiation
Author:
'Leguay, Jean-Luc'
ISBN number:
9782844546401
Publisher name:
Editions Dervy
Place of publication:
Paris
Edition number:
1st
Book type:
Hardback
First edition date:
2010
Pages:
144
Dewey decimal number:
135.4 LEG
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English and French
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
No
Height (cm):
31
Width (cm):
25
Notes:

The Mute or Silent Book of Alchemy. Originally published in 1677.  A key alchemical text.  

A series of colour plates,which the artist describes as "illuminations".  

The Museum has a print from this book in its collection showing an alchemist and his assistant collecting dew on sheets in May (the springtime signs of the Zodiac appear in this image as the ram (Aries) and the bull (Taurus) in the background).  See object number 464.

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/print-4/