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ALCHEMY AND HERMETIC MAILING LIST

NEWSLETTER No 7 - June 1997

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I have noticed recently that some of my Magnum Opus books are currently being sold by some specialist second hand occult book dealers at $200 to $250 (not including postage) which I calculate is three times the price I sell them from my online Web bookshop. So although people might think that the books I hand produce are overpriced, the real market price of these volumes is about three times the price I am selling them! So buying direct from my web bookstore gives you quite a bargain!

This month I have been working on producing some new titles and these will be announced shortly. In particular I am in the final stages of completing my bibliographic survey of English alchemy books. So I have not had much time to bind up copies of the old Magnum Opus volumes, but I hope to be able to bind up some more items in July.

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I have been able to bind up a small batch of the complete back issues of the Hermetic Journal. There are currently three copies available at

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/hj-backissues.html

There are also quite a few copies left of the first batch of the

'Doctor Heinrich Khunrath: A Study in Mystical Alchemy' by J.B. Craven and the new Magnum Opus volume, 'On the Divine Numbers - Robert Fludd'

Full details of these books will be found at:

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/herm_studies1.html

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/mohs24.html

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Some of you may have heard of the recent developments by which the renowned Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam is threatened with being disbanded and sold off. I am hoping to be given permission to set up a petition to try to show the level of support for this library among lovers of books and hermetic philosophy. Do check my Alchemy web site later this week and if the petition form is set up please sign it - it might help.

As this library has financially supported my researches over the past eight years, this threat to its existence probably means that I will soon have to support myself entirely from publishing books. So I am anxious to create a regular group of customers for my books, in order to continue my researches and be able to devote time to further developing the alchemy web site. If you are not able to afford these books perhaps you can recommend me to a book collector you know, or even ask your University library to purchase copies from me.

With best wishes,

Adam McLean

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