The Mirror of Alchemy: Alchemical Ideas and Images in Manuscripts and Books from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century

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Surveys the history, concepts, terms, presuppositions, imagery, and the paradoxical and metaphorical language of western European alchemy. Considers the works of alchemists themselves and their influence on other writers. Highly illustrated in both color and black-and-white from manuscripts and printed books in the British Library, which co-published the volume. Includes a list of alchemical texts in the British Library, and a glossary with illustrations but no pronunciation guide. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Canadian call number: C94-932320-9. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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'The Mirror of Alchemy is well written and wide-ranging. It will be a handy reference work not only for those who are new to alchemy, but also for scholars working in the field. It includes a helpful glossary of alchemical terms, materials and flasks.'

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Dr. Gareth Roberts is lecturer in the School of English and American Studies at the University of Exeter.

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