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The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Lindsay, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0584100051 / ISBN 13: 9780584100051
Published by Frederick Muller, London, 1970
Condition: Good Hardcover
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First Edition is Good+ in black cloth over boards with silver spine titling. Faint short brown streak at front board's tail, mils bump w crease at rear board's tail corner; fmr owner's name plate neatly in middle of FFEP, ow unmarked, clean.Price-clipped DJ in protective brodart is only Acceptable with overall chafing, rubbing at corners, scuff at front spine, large chip missing at spine head with smaller chips and creasing; 1" blind tear at rear gutter head with creases across rear head; 1 1/2" x 1/4" strip off at rear head corner; corner gone, wrinkle inside flap at head. Retail sticker on inside front flap. "However, when the worst is said, the remarkable nature of the alchemic aim remains. We may definitely claim that the alchemist were the first scientists in the full sense of the word. That is, they did not merely contemplate phenomena and seek to deduce regularities from them; they did not merely make models on mathematical principles to reflect the operation of phenomena. They took a fully active attitude. They sought to grasp the nature of process itself and to test out their ideas in the laboratory, to recreate and repeat phenomena under controlled conditions. That their controls were too often inadequate and crude is beside the point. They did make the attempt to grasp and recreate processes, and that is the crucial thing."--from Chapter 1. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009270

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Title: The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Publisher: Frederick Muller, London

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Used

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