Alchemy

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Courier Corporation, 1957 - Science - 288 pages
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In its search for the "Philosopher's Stone" that would transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, religious and mystical insight and erudition in this classic work. E.J. Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY
15
THE GREEK ALCHEMISTS
25
CHINESE ALCHEMY
33
ALCHEMICAL APPARATUS
43
ISLAMIC ALCHEMY
60
EARLY WESTERN ALCHEMY
105
SIGNS SYMBOLS AND SECRET TERMS
153
PARACELSUS
165
SOME ENGLISH ALCHEMISTS
177
SCOTTISH ALCHEMISTS
216
TWO FRENCH ALCHEMISTS
239
HELVETIUS PRICE AND SEMLER
259
EPILOGUE
273
GLOSSARY
277
INDEX
279

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