Alchemical Death & Resurrection: The Significance of Alchemy in the Age of Newton.

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1990. First Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. x + 36pp. + 12pp. b/w plates. Large fold-out color plate. Edition of 2000 copies. Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs (1930 – 1994) was a Professor of History at the University of California, who specialised in Isaac Newton's occult studies. Her works include "The Foundations of Newtons Alchemy, or the Hunting of the Green Lyon" "Alchemical Death and Resurrection" and "The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought." Includes as an appendix a facsimile of Newton's manuscript "Of natures obvious Laws & Processes in Vegetation." The text of a lecture presented at the Smithsonian, February 16, 1988. Covers lightly darkened and rubbed, a bit of light foxing to endpages, page edges and page margins, else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #62365