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Hermetic Studies series

No. 10. Alchemical Symbols
A comprehensive list from Medicinisch-chymisch- und alchemistisches Oraculum, 1755. Edited with explanations by Adam McLean


In 1755 the most comprehensive listing of alchemical symbols was published at Ulm in Germany, the Medicinisch-chymisch- und alchemistisches Oraculum. The book consists of a series of thirty four full page engravings of 1829 symbols with the names in Latin and German overprinted in letterpress. There are 359 entries with multiple graphic images associated with each entry. Some ten years ago I placed these images onto my alchemy web site. A number of people then asked me to provide explanations for the obscure terms, but I was not immediately able to find the time to do this. At the end of 2013 I had the idea of issuing this in book form, and after a few months editorial work and research this has resulted in the present volume in my Hermetic Studies series.
69 pages. 34 illustrations. 8x5 inches (203x126mm) Paperback.


The book is printed by Blurb.com and I have bought an initial batch. Thus copies of the paperback are available direct from myself. For any customers who might want to buy a hardbound edition, they can do this direct from Blurb, though these are rather more expensive. Click here to got the Blurb page. You can buy the paperback direct from me using the buttons below.

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