The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet presented here appears in my book Alchemy:The Poetry of Matter. There I present a more complete analysis, commentary, and practical experimentation. The translations also appear in my Emerald Tablet an accordion book in limited editions of leather and silk. The text is from Kitab Sirr al-Khaliqah by pseudo-Apollonius of Tyana, edited by Ursula Wasserman. Emerald Tablet translated by Brian Cotnoir.

Design Typesetting Arabic Lettering & Peacock Lara Captan | Emblem Design Daud Sutton | Alchemical Glyph from Kleopatra’s Art of Gold-Making | Printing Roni Gross | The Latin text is set in Seria & Seria Sans by Martin Majoor with a small appearance of kltf Tiptoe by Karsten Luecke; The Arabic text is set in DecoType Naskh by Thomas Milo & Mirjam Somers. The paper is Magnani. Printed at The Center for Book Arts New York City.

Letterpress, signed Limited edition of 103 copies 12″x18″ 300gr Magnani paper.


NOTE: This item ships separately in a flat rigid mailer

Alchemical Meditations

A nearly wordless consideration of alchemical theory and practice. Meditations is a limited edition series of linoleum block images – results from and expression of alchemical process and theory. A series of images that started in 1970 and somewhat resolved in 2008-2014.

Alchemical Meditations WS Cotnoir

   Limited editions.  59 black & white and 11 hand colored.

#1 Two Dreams

Alchemical Meditations Cotnoir Book of DreamsThese images are a stage of what has been a forty-year meditation on the methods of alchemy. What started in a dream has evolved over that time to what is printed here.

Title Page and Two Images. Booklet Format

Black and White    $15.00

Color    $35.00


#2 Ikons: On The Way

Ikons CU 1 4412 editThese images are a stage of a 16 year meditation on symbol and substance.

Title Page and Two Images. Booklet Format

Black and White    $15.00

Color    $35.00


#3 The Little Book of Birds

Book of Birds CU 1 4413 editAngle Birds CU 2 edit 4420Hi angle 2 edit 4428

These images are the results of a contemplation on change, on transformation.

Title Page and Five Images. Booklet Format
Black and White     $30.00

Color    $70.00

#4 Kosmos

am4-kosmos-9    am4-kosmos-8

These images are from an ongoing consideration of what is turning out to be the basic cosmological principles of alchemy. The process for this set of images truly started when, as a child, I would look up at the night sky as if I were looking down on something and felt the need to show what I saw.

Title Page and seven images. Accordion Book Format

Black and White   $50.00

Color     $90.00      


Complete Set #1 – #4

Black and White     $90.00   

Color                      $195.00   

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