The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet one of the root texts of alchemy is a brief alchemical work attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Historically the work is part of the Hermetic corpus and seems to have the same origins as the rest of the Corpus Hermeticum.

This edition is a collection of new translations of those earliest extant Arabic and Latin versions with accompanying essay and commentary. It is a distillation of the chapter on the Emerald Tablet in my forthcoming book Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter. There I present a more complete discussion, analysis and experimentation. Here I present it as a Hermetic work of art – a talismanic book in form, function and result. The Emerald Tablet is not only a fresh contribution to alchemical studies it is also an example of book art at its finest. READ MORE HERE

In special collections such as: Getty Museum Special Collections, NIH National Library of Medicine, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman Library), Vanderbilt University Special Collections, etc.

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29 copies Limited Edition Leather Bound in Red Moroccan goat leather with hot stamping 23k gold. Sold Out.   Check the Rare Book page or Inquire about availability

71 copies Limited Edition Cloth Bound Green Silk with hot stamping 23k gold.


One Leather bound copy has showed up and is available. Go to the Rarities Page to purchase

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Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter Editions

To read more on the book and project go to Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter

Hardcover Limited Edition

Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter is an alchemical book rather than a book about alchemy. It is full of practice and experiment and perhaps a puzzle or an enigma. Its intent is to inspire curiosity about another way of knowing.

Alchemy is the art and science of bringing something to its final perfection, or its completion, much as a work of art is completed or perfected. And so, at heart it is about creation, creator, and creativity. Rooted in the Alexandrian alchemical tradition and working from a new translation of the Emerald Tablet, Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter is the author’s personal exploration of the union of material and non-material alchemical practice, that is of physical alchemy and inner alchemy. Engaging the Way of the Philosopher, and through direct experimentation, several areas are investigated in light of the Emerald Tablet – Chrysopoiea, the Green Lion, the Quintessence and Aurum potabile.

Unique to the book are five new translations of the earliest extant manuscripts of the Emerald Tablet, as well as translations of John of Rupescissa’s and Arnald of Villanova’s writings on the quintessence of wine and gold. (Read more)

Hardcover. 172 pages. Illustrated. This edition is limited to 800 numbered copies.


Paperback. 172 pages. Illustrated


Risograph Dust Jacket Edition

The Dust Jacket is Risograph printed.

28 covers each with one letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Kanat typeface designed by Lara Captan.

NOTE: The book is identical to the Hardcover Limited Edition.

The only difference is the risograph dust jacket.

Hardcover. 172 pages. Illustrated. This edition is limited to 28 Lettered copies.


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