The great French poet Baudelaire, despite an often
precarious financial position, always took great care
with the binding of his works, often ordering luxury
editions of his work to be given to favoured friends
and fellow writers. One of the saddest things about
publishing today is that, apart from hardback editions,
the quality of printed works is in sharp decline.
Not so with the series of books produced by Wooden
Books. 100% recycled these are beautifully produced
little books, with high quality images and a bespoke
paper finish. Perhaps I digress, but this type of
finish draws the reader into the evocative subject
matter by Mr Ogilvy.
As an introductory text of alchemy, this is a remarkable
concise sourcebook which includes extensive appendices
which are so often lacking in publications of this
type. Often consigned to the infamous realm of ‘new-age’
help guides, text books on alchemy are often lost
on their shelves, and are often frankly dull. This
text by comparison provides a very interesting read,
even to the casual reader.
Review by Jamie Spracklen