Prelude To Chemistry. An Outline of Alchemy, Its Literature and Relationships. John READ.
Prelude To Chemistry. An Outline of Alchemy, Its Literature and Relationships.
Prelude To Chemistry. An Outline of Alchemy, Its Literature and Relationships.

Prelude To Chemistry. An Outline of Alchemy, Its Literature and Relationships.

New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1937. First US Edition. Hardcover, Octavo, xxiv + 328 pp, Original brown textured cloth boards with red titling. Illustrations. Color frontis. A scholarly yet entertaining study of alchemy by John Read (1884–1963), a renowned researcher with a longtime interest in the history of chemistry and alchemy. Contents include: An Outline of Alchemy: The Literature of Alchemy: the Philosopher's Stone: The Golden Tripod: The Mighty King: Musical Alchemist: The Garden of Hermes, Appendix: The Music in Atalanta Fugiens, Glossary, Bibliography and Notes, Index. Spine and edges of boards a little darkened, some uneven toning to first and last few leaves, a few spots of browning to the magins of the frontispiece, otherwise a tight, clean, VG+ copy in a better-than VG example of the scarce dust jacket (the spine of the jacket is somewhat darkened, some rubbing at the edges and folds, general modest shelf-wear, light chipping and rubbing around the edges, a couple of closed tears. Price-clipped, now protected by a removable mylar sleeve). Item #67407

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