Facsimile of the Book of Pictures
by Zosimos of Panopolis
Introduction by Theodor Abt
69 pages English introduction and commentary
and 420 pages of the original Arabic facsimile with color plates
This Arabic facsimile consists of an almost complete rendering of the manuscript of the Mushaf as-suwar, one of the oldest available manuscripts of perhaps the first Greek alchemist. It includes a collection of 13 books written by Zosimos of Panopolis as a dialogue between the teacher Zosimos and his student Theosebeia. Zosimos collected the teaching of past alchemists and thus consolidated the knowledge of symbolic alchemy of his time.
This book represents a unique, lively and thorough account of the important alchemist.