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The Epistles of Ali Puli (circa 1700 AD).

London: John M. Watkins, 1951. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Ali Puli, or Alipili, is the attributed author of a number of 17th-century alchemical and hermetic texts, however doubted as a fabrication in occult science by many including A.E. Waite. Ali Puli was likely the nom de plume for Johann Otto von Hellwig (or von Hellwig), and the Centrum naturae concentratum manuscript – formerly owned and used by J.W. Hamilton-Jones for this 1951 translation into English. The text, however, is foundational in terms of Ali Puli's success in his quest for the philsopher's stone. Hamilton-Jones, was a well-known Freemason, Theosophist, and member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia (S.R.I.A.), who published a number of important translations of alchemical and hermetic texts, amongst which was the first English-language edition of Dee's "Hieroglyphic Monad." Very Good+. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Bound in blue cloth with gilt spine titling. Little wear to extremities. No foxing. xiii, 159 pages, with one unnumbered leaf of plates (frontispiece, portrait). Edition limited to 450 copies only, of which 250 are for sale. No dust jacket. Item #9648

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