York Beach, ME: Weiser Books, 1974. Paperback, 124 pages. New.
Originally written in 1960, Frater Albertus’ Alchemist’s Handbook, is widely considered to be a classic introduction to alchemical practice, giving a clear and accessible account of the fundamentals of alchemical operations, how to equip and furnish a home laboratory, and step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation – the alchemical transformation of the plant kingdom. With a preface by Israel Regardie, Alchemist’s Handbook contains useful advice on the use of herbs, the symbolism of alchemy, and its relationship to philosophy, therapeutics and chemistry. An excellent guide for anyone seeking to take their first steps in the Great Work.