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The Hermetic Research Series

During 1983 and 1988 Adam McLean published this series of 6 paperback books. These early titles are no longer in print. This series was revived in 2001 and a further eleven titles were prepared up to 2004. This series was intended to produce lower priced books to complement the hardcover Magnum Opus series. They were not available through bookshops but were purchased only by mail order directly through these web pages.
These were issued in paperback format. They were specialist items produced in very small batches, and provided some interesting alchemical material at prices about a third of that of the hardbound Magnum Opus editions. Sales, however, were so disappointing that I had to abandon the series.
In general, the series included essays and new research on hermetic subjects, and collections of shorter hermetic texts.
These are now available as flip books through the links below.

Tesson - The Green Lion

Paracelsus - Three Books
of Philosophy written
to the Athenians

Stahl - Philosophers'

The Compound
of compounds

The Book of Cratès

Jung, Alchemy
and History
by Jon Marshall

Thomas Charnock's
alchemical letter
to Queen Elizabeth

The Book of the
Composition of Alchemy

Rupescissa -
The Book of Quintessence

A Treatise on Salt

Sketches of Scottish
Alchemists - John Small