AESCH MEZAREPH OR PURIFYING FIRE - WILLIAM W. WESTCOTT, 1950s - KABBALAH ALCHEMY
AESCH MEZAREPH OR PURIFYING FIRE: A Chymico-Kabalistic Treatise Collected from the Kabala Denudata of Knorr Von Rosenroth, Translated by a Lover of Philalethes, 1714; Preface, notes and explanations by "Sapere Aude"
Book Details + Condition: Occult Research Press (New York). First Edition Thus, 1950s [ND]. Softcover booklet, small octavo. Stapled in printed card covers. 60 pages. Illustrated. Author W. Wynn Westcott (1848 – 1925) was one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (SRIA), and Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge (the well-known London Masonic Lodge devoted to Masonic research). This is a work on the "kabalistic scheme of alchymy" which survived, in fragmentary state, as part of the "Kabala Denudata" of Knorr Von Rosenroth. It was published in 1894 as the fourth volume of the "Collectanea Hermetica" series, edited by Westcott, who also authored the Preface, Notes and Explanations under his magical name / motto "Sapere Aude." The present edition was published by Occult Research Press, an early imprint of what would become Samuel Weiser Publishing. Some discoloration to wrappers; light wear to binding & staples, with some small tears in the area; interior is clean and free of markings, save pencilled drawing to rear endpaper.