We highly recommend this stunningly comprehensive guide to alchemical symbolism and imagery. 

Abraham masterfully covers the iconography of all the stages of the alchemical processes, and gives interpretations given to various animals, colours, planets, plants, biblical figures, vessels and mythical beasts. This book is an invaluable reference work not only for scholars, but also for anyone wanting to get to grips with the symbols used throughout western esotericism. It is a magisterial art history work for Western esoteric imagery; readers will deeply appreciate how deeply this iconography permeates the European arts.


Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Paperback, xxii 249 pages. New.


Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery - Abraham