CODEX HOMUNCULI

OCCLITH Labyrinthus Archidoxæ
Florilegium of the arcane sciences in seven volumes, numbered 0–6.

Being Vol. 1: CODEX HOMUNCULI
Ancient Magical, alchemical and hermetic texts on the creation, uses, attributes and implications of artificial human beings, & related Matters.

And if thou wilt see and behold this Workman, even by mortall things that are upon Earth, and in the deep, consider, O Son, how Man is made and framed in the Womb; and examine diligently the skill, and cunning of the Workman, and learn who it was that wrought and fashioned the beautfiull and Divine shape of Man…
—Divine Pymander

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Table of Contents
Prolegomena
New English Translations
Theophrastus von Hohenheim (Paracelsus):
– i Liber de Homunculis
– ii Liber de Imaginibus
– iii Liber de Natis Animalibus ex Sodomia
– iv Ex Libro de Imaginatione
Gerhard Dorn:
– v Dictionarium Theophrasti Paracelsi: Homunculus
Alonso Tostado:
– vi Librum Paradoxarum: Paradoxon Primum
pseudo-Plato:
– vii Liber Vaccæ
Heinrich Khunrath:
– viii The Hermaphrodite
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Jābir ibn Hayyān:
– ix takwn (Kitāb al-tajmīʿ)
Muhammad ibn Umail:
– x Kitāb H.all ar-Rumūz
Zhang Boduan, Wu Shouyang:
– xi The Embryo of Sainthood
Early Modern English Translations
Paracelsus:
– 1 Of the Generations of Naturall Things
Oswald Croll:
– 2 Præfatio Admonitoria, chs. ii, iii
Michael Sendivogius:
– 3 A New Light of Alchymie
Jakob Böhme:
– 4 The Shaping of the Magical Child
Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus:
– 5 The Divine Pymander·Asclepius
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim:
– 6 de Occulta Philosophia Libri iii
Appendix
Illustrations·References

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Codex Homunculi
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Occlith 1: Codex Homunculi was published as a collaboration
between the Viatorium Press and Ouroboros Press

The book is issued in 4 editions:

555 copies (Homonkulus) in blind-stamped cloth-covered boards, with folding poster dust jacket. 288 pages. Illustrated and with references. $60.00 [Shipping Now]


111 copies (Takwn) in black goat with red skiver and ribbed spine. 288 pages. illustrated and with references. $250.00 [Begins shipping in October]

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55 copies (Embryo of Sainthood) in full Silk over boards and gilt leather title labels to spine and front cover. 288 pages. Illustrated and with references. $333.00 [Begins shipping in November]


11 copies (Monstra) in hand-mottled kid skin, blind-stamped with homuncular signs. 288 pages. Illustrated and with references. $444.00 [Begins shipping in November]

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Special bindings by Joel Radcliffe of
Ars Obscura Bookbinding, Seattle, Washington.
Occlith series concept created by Joseph Uccello.
Codex Homunculi was selected, edited, designed,
illustrated and typeset by Joseph Uccello.
Special edition designs by Joseph Uccello and William Kiesel.
The typefaces:
gt Sectra, Espinosa Nova, Trinité Titling,
Alegreya ht Pro, Garda Nova, Sirba, Capitolium 2 & Koufiya.

CODEX HOMUNCULI is the second physical volume of OCCLITH, Volume Zero; OMNIFORM was co-published between Viatorium Press and Three Hands Press and is available here:

OCCLITH ZERO: OMNIFORM