Alchemy: the great secret

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Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 143 pages
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Medieval alchemists, forerunners of today's chemists, sought to transmute base metals into gold. This lively illustrated history explores intriguing aspects of this mix of science, philosophy, art, religion, and magic, whose roots go back to ancient Egypt. 158 illustrations, 109 in color.

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Contents

THE CONCEPT OF ALCHEMY
13
THE THEORY OF ALCHEMY
37
THE PRACTICE OF ALCHEMY
65
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