Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jocus Severus Book Release

The 5th of March will see the official release of Count Michael Maier's alchemical allegory, Jocus Severus, at the legendary Fields Book Store in San Francisco. The book is presented by the renown publishers of arcane esoterica, Ouroboros Press. The event begins at 8 pm. Fields Book Store is located at 1419 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Press Release states:

"Rendered from the original Latin of 1617 by Darius Klein this edition features original illustrative material by Artist Benjamin Vierling, including a folding plate depicting all the species of birds involved in the alchemical dialogue. As is the tradition at Ouroboros Press, the entire text has been reset with an eye to detail not common in contemporary publishing, where one often encounters poor facsimile reproductions. The book is issued in three formats including an Imperial Vellum edition. Hand bound with raised spine bands in full vellum with leather spine label, gilt title and device. Vellum headbands, marbled endsheets and a silk book marker complete this fine binding. [135 pages] aviary folding plate and illustrated with ornamental head and tail pieces."

For purchasing information, please contact Ouroboros Press.

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