From Magic To Science. Essays on the Scientific Twilight. Charles SINGER.
From Magic To Science. Essays on the Scientific Twilight.

From Magic To Science. Essays on the Scientific Twilight.

London: Ernest Benn, Ltd, 1928. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xx + 254pp. Brown cloth with gilt title etc to spine, color frontispiece of "Vision of the Fall of the Angels" tipped in opposite title page, b/w illustrations and tipped in color plates, index. Charles Joseph Singer (1876 – 1960) was a British historian of science, technology, and medicine, who wrote a number of books on the history of science and medicine. This volume comprises a group of essays written by Singer which he said "represent the continuous development of a single line of thought.... the conception that the universe is a rational system, working by discoverable laws." Contents: Science under the Roman Empire; The Dark Ages and the Dawn of Science; The Lorica of Gildas the Briton; Early English Magic and Medicine; Early Herbals; The Visions of Hildegard of Bingen; The School of Salerno and its Legends; Index of Names. Cloth lightly rubbed with some light spot fading, spine ends and corners bruised and chafed with a hint of fraying and one tiny tear at upper spine, pages lightly toned but unmarked. Overall a tight, unmarked VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #64920

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