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ATALANTA FUGIENS. An Edition of the Fugues, Emblems and Epigrams with 90-Minute Cassette Tape (1989) by Michael Maier (Signed by the translator, Joscelyn Godwin)

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ATALANTA FUGIENS. An Edition of the Fugues, Emblems and Epigrams with 90-Minute Cassette Tape (1989) by Michael Maier (Signed by the translator, Joscelyn Godwin)

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Maier, Michael (translated from the Latin by Joscelyn Godwin, introductory essay by Hildemarie Streich)

Atalanta Fugiens: An Edition of the Fugues, Emblems and Epigrams with 90 minute Cassette Tape (Signed by Joscelyn Godwin)

Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1989. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo. SIGNED BY JOSCELYN GODWIN on the title page. Maroon cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. No dust jacket. 215 pages. Illustrated with 50 emblems and musical scores. A 90 minute cassette tape is also included with the book. The tape is unplayed, still in original shrink wrap. Also present is an unused perforated reply card at the end of the volume. 

Tiny letter "P" in ink to upper right of free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

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This is volume #22 of Adam McLean’s Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series. Michael Maier’s alchemical emblem book was first published in Latin 1617. It incorporated 50 emblems with epigrams and discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music - the ‘fugues’ or canons. In this sense it was an early example of multimedia. This volume focusses on the musical aspect of the work and includes Godwin’s transcriptions of the music into modern notation and contains a detailed analysis by musicologist Hildemarie Streich which helps to unravel the symbolic content of Maier’s book and the historical context from which it emerged.