Publisher, Frederick Muller, 1970
Hardcover with dust-jacket, pp.412
Condition, used – good, bound in dark grey book cloth with silver gilt lettering to spine. the cover is tidy and the dust-jacket complete, with some wear on the spine. (now in protective sleeve). The book interior & pages are clean and free of notes and highlights. Line-drawing illustrations in text.
In this book, the first thorough enquiry into the origins of alchemy in Roman Egypt, the author discusses the techniques and mystery lore of the metallurgical industries of the ancient world, as well as exploring the development of systems of physics among the Stoics and the growth of Gnostic and hermetic cults in contact with the spirit-world.
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