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  • Paperback, 26 x 19,5 cm., 71 pp., illus.

King Arthur in the Netherlands

2005

About this Book: Catalogue of an exhibition on the occassion of a conference organized by the International Arthurian Society in 2005. Each item in the exhibition is described and the different sections are introduced by essays on the history of the Grail stories, how they were written and copied by hand, how they spread and […]

  • Paperback, 26 x 19,5 cm., 108 pp. illus.

Philosophia symbolica. Johann Reuchlin and the Kabbalah

2005

About this Book: Catalogue of an exhibition on the life and work of Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522), pioneering Christian Hebraist and Kabbalist and early advocate of religious tolerance. The German humanist and jurist Johann Reuchlin visited Italy three times, in 1482, 1490 and 1498, and carried back to his native country Germany the enthusiasm for the recently […]

  • Paperback, 26 x 19,5 cm., 64 pp., illus.

‘Drink from this fountain’ Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples, inspired humanist and dedicated editor.

2004

About this Book: Catalogue of an exhibition on the life and work of Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (ca. 1460-1536), humanist, educational reformer and editor of philosophical and biblical works. Jacques Lefèvre was born in Picardy in France and only left his native country to undertake three journeys to Italy, and another one to flee from the pressure […]

  • Paperback, 26 x 19,5 cm., 64 pp., illus.

‘Drink uit deze bron’. Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples, geïnspireerd humanist en toegewijd tekstbezorger

2004

About this Book: Catalogue of an exhibition on the life and work of Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (ca. 1460-1536), humanist, educational reformer and editor of philosophical and biblical works. Jacques Lefèvre was born in Picardy in France and only left his native country to undertake three journeys to Italy, and another one to flee from the pressure […]

  • 72 pp.

Ways of Hermes

2003

About this Book: Exhibition guide (2003) highlighting 80 printed works and manuscripts documenting the presence of Hermes Trismegistus in the the Latin West both before and after Marsilio Ficino, the translator of the Corpus Hermeticum. Unfortunately this book is out of print.

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  • Language: Dutch
  • Location: Amsterdam

  • 31 pp.

Schepping in Focus

2002

About this Book: Exhibition guide (2002) presenting 45 Platonic, Gnostic, Judaeo-Christian and Hermetic creation stories in manuscripts and printed works from the library’s holdings. Also available in English: Focus on creation. To order send an e-mail to: bph@ritmanlibrary.nl

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  • Language: Dutch and English
  • Location: Amsterdam

  • 31 pp.

Focus on creation

2002

About this Book: Exhibition guide (2002) presenting 45 Platonic, Gnostic, Judaeo-Christian and Hermetic creation stories in manuscripts and printed works from the library’s holdings. Also available in Dutch: Schepping in Focus.

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  • Language: English
  • Location: Amsterdam

  • ISBN: 978 90 71608 06 3
  • Paperback, 28,5 x 22 cm., xii, 191 pp. illus., index

Cimelia Rhodostaurotica. Die Rosenkreuzer im Spiegel der zwischen 1610 und 1660 entstandenen Handschriften und Drucke

1995

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue in German focussing on the earliest reception of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes, not only in the German-language areas but also in other European countries. The first 83 entries provide an annotated account of the predecessors, origins and earliest reception of the Manifestoes; the following 291 entries provide titles and title-pages without […]

  • Paperback, 29 x 22 cm., 311 pp. illus.

500 Years of Gnosis in Europe. Exhibition of Printed Books and Manuscripts from the Gnostic Tradition

1993

About this Book: Catalogue of an exhibition showing 5Western-European Hermetic texts together with their Russian counterparts. The exhibition grew out of the cooperation between the Moscow M.I. Rudomino Russian State Library for Foreign Literature and the Amsterdam Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. The results of Carlos Gilly’s searches in the libraries and archives of Moscow and St […]

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  • Price: € 22.50 incl. 6% vat
  • Language: English and Russian
  • Location: Amsterdam

  • Paperback, 26 x 20 cm., 87 pp. illus.

La gnose hermétique

1991

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue exploring the relation between Gnosis and Hermetica, and the continued influence of Gnosis in Hermetic works. Frank van Lamoen notes in the introduction that both Gnostic and Hermetic texts ‘show a similar tendency to return to their transcendent source by bridging the duality, a pursuit motivating both the gnostic and the […]

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  • Paperback, 29,5 x 21 cm., 88 pp. illus.

The Hermetic Gnosis

1990 (1st ed. 1986)

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue exploring the relation between Gnosis and Hermetica, and the continued influence of Gnosis in Hermetic works. Frank van Lamoen notes in the introduction that both Gnostic and Hermetic texts ‘show a similar tendency to return to their transcendent source by bridging the duality, a pursuit motivating both the gnostic and […]

  • Paperback, 29,5 x 21 cm., 88 pp. illus.

De Hermetische Gnosis

1990 (1st ed. 1986)

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue exploring the relation between Gnosis and Hermetica, and the continued influence of Gnosis in Hermetic works. Frank van Lamoen notes in the introduction that both Gnostic and Hermetic texts ‘show a similar tendency to return to their transcendent source by bridging the duality, a pursuit motivating both the gnostic and the […]

  • Paperback, 29,5 x 21 cm., 147 pp. illus.

François Secret. Kabbala en hermetische filosofie

1990

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue on the Christian Kabbalists by François Secret. Secret traces the development of Christian Kabbalah since its inception in the Renaissance, when humanists such as Pico regarded Kabbalah as part of prisca theologia, ancient theology, making it possible to see Jewish mysticism in the syncretic context of the Hermetism, Pythagoreanism and […]

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  • Language: Dutch
  • Location: Amsterdam

  • Paperback, 25 x 20 cm., 152 pp. illus.

Hermes Trismegistus. Pater philosophorum. Tekstgeschiedenis van het Corpus Hermeticum

1990

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue on the publication history of the Corpus Hermeticum, which was rediscovered in the Renaissance and translated from Greek into Latin by Marsilio Ficino. Research by Frank van Lamoen yielded a number of hitherto unknown editions; the catalogue also offers the reader a discussion of each treatise in the Corpus Hermeticum […]

  • ISBN: 978 90 71608 01 8
  • Paperback, 21 x 15 cm., 40 pp. illus.

Abraham Willemsz van Beyerland. Jacob Böhme en het Nederlandse hermetisme in de 17e eeuw

1986

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue focussing on the Amsterdam maecenas Abraham van Beyerland, the driving force behind the propagation of Böhme’s ideas in the Dutch Republic in the second half of the 17th century. The introduction by Frank van Lamoen discusses van Beyerland’s translating and printing activities, reactions from the hostile orthodox environment and efforts […]

  • ISBN: 978 90 71608 02 5
  • Paperback, 20 x 19 cm., 144 pp. illus.

Johann Valentin Andreae. Die Manifeste der Rosenkreuzerbruderschaft 1586-1986

1986

About this Book: Exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the birth of Johann Valentin Andreae, the author so closely associated with the Rosicrucian Manifestoes. The catalogue offers new material on the bibliography and interpretation of the early works of Andreae. Carlos Gilly also discusses Andreae’s share in the Rosicrucian Manifestoes […]

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