Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum // Book Release // Ouroboros Press 03/13/12


This Saturday the good folks over at Ouroboros Press are releasing their latest book Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum by Elias Ashmole and have been kind enough to ask King Dude (aka me) to perform a solo acoustic set. 

Here is a bit more about the book from Ouroborus Press: 

The Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum is an important collection of English Alchemical poetry compiled by Elias Ashmole in 1652. Gathering together many manuscripts previously unpublished, Ashmole made extensive and centuries-spanning alchemical knowledge available to English readers. The Ouroboros Press edition has been four years in the making and has included the work of many hands in order to manifest a new corrected edition based on Ashmole’s original errata materials. The type has been completely re-set in a beautifully designed text while still holding to the sensibilities of a renaissance aesthetic. Ouroboros Press director William Kiesel will give a brief talk about Elias Ashmole’s alchemical classic and discuss its relevance in book arts, literary, and historical contexts.

Copies of the new book will be available for sale and one copy of the Golden Chain of Homer broadside will be given gratis to people who purchase the book at the launch.

I hope to see you all there!

Seattle: Saturday 17 March // 7:30 pm // Art Space Hiawatha Lofts

Oh and check out the Esoteric Book Conference, also organized with the help of Ouroboros Press, among others. I will be playing there in September as well!

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