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MarkostheGnostic
02-05-2012, 03:34 AM
My Lady and I attended an antique show at the Miami Beach Convention Center today. We haven't gone to one for years, and I did have my eye out for a 'magician's lamp,' which is a bearded devil-looking head with a reservoir for lamp oil, and a wick on the upturned pointed beard, set on a bird's claw, made of bronze. This was the largest one I'd ever seen at about 8" tall, but the price was $1200 which is too rich for me.

At any rate, I happened upon a bookseller, whose company www.moliero.com, specializes in accurate reproductions of ancient texts. The water stains, and even the smell of old paper is part of their process. When I saw the open book on a stand, I said "Splendor Solis!" at which point the salesman got up to talk to me, telling me that this was "the most important alchemical text." I said that I was familiar with it, that I was a student of alchemy, and that my car's license plate says 'Alchemy,' just to make the point. He seemed not to grok me, but continued to interest me in a purchase, which he knew would increase in price soon. The price for the book was $5000. Oh well.

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Krisztian
04-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Splendor Solis is one of my favorite books. Do you have any photos of the book?

Ghislain
04-28-2012, 06:30 AM
Splendor Solis images.

Google Images (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&cp=14&gs_id=2&xhr=t&q=splendor+solis&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=949&wrapid=tljp133559448724100&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=9o2bT_TGCtSk8gOLusylBA)

Ghislain

Edit: oh sorry krisztian I get what you mean...pictures of THE book.

Ghislain
04-19-2015, 07:59 AM
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Source:www.hermetics.org (http://www.hermetics.org/solis.html)

Ghislain