Libellus de Alchimia. Introduction And Trans. from the Borgnet Latin edition, S. C. N. Sister Virginia Heines, Pearl Kibre.

Libellus de Alchimia.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1958. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. xxii + 80pp. Original grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w plates, bibliography. A new translation of this work - generally ascribed to the Dominican scholar, theologian and natural scientist, Albertus Magnus (ca. 1200- 1280) - which provides an excellent overview of alchemical thought in early mediaeval times. Light chafing to spine ends, top edge darkened and dusty, paper a bit toned, NYC Weiser bookshop sticker on front pastedown. Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in G dust jacket (dust jacket heavily browned at spine and adjacent edges of panels, light chafing and chipping to all edges and extremities, not clipped). Item #63198