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The Resource Alchemy, E.J. Holmyard

Alchemy, E.J. Holmyard

Label
Alchemy
Title
Alchemy
Statement of responsibility
E.J. Holmyard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr. Holmyard shows how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was an integral part of the pre-scientific moral order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind fear of mobs and the intellectual curiosity of learned men. Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of "pseudo-science"--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1891-1959
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmyard, Eric John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Alchemy
Label
Alchemy, E.J. Holmyard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1957
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Greek alchemists -- Chinese alchemy -- Alchemical apparatus -- Islamic alchemy -- Early Western alchemy -- Signs, symbols, and secret terms -- Paracelsus -- Some English alchemists -- Scottish alchemists -- Two French alchemists -- Helvetius, Price, and Semle -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm21227089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 p., [32] p. of pl.
Isbn
9780486262987
Lccn
90003016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Alchemy, E.J. Holmyard
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1957
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Greek alchemists -- Chinese alchemy -- Alchemical apparatus -- Islamic alchemy -- Early Western alchemy -- Signs, symbols, and secret terms -- Paracelsus -- Some English alchemists -- Scottish alchemists -- Two French alchemists -- Helvetius, Price, and Semle -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm21227089
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 p., [32] p. of pl.
Isbn
9780486262987
Lccn
90003016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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