VG (DJ may be slightly aged or sunned; otherwise clean. ) Black buckram, gilt letters on spine, white & illus. dust jacket, 292 pp., 32 BW illus. "A study of alchemical symbols and themes in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Drawing on original material--primarily the wealth of alchemical texts published around 1600--the author gives a precise account of what alchemy meant at that time. The eccentric, shady world of the alchemist emerges, but also a sense of the vigour and influence of alchemy as a philosophy. The writings of Ripley, Dee, Paracelsus, Basil Valentine and many others display the rich complexity of alchemical endeavour." (dj).
Uncredited Cover Art. Near Fine in Near Fine / Price Clipped jacket. Book ----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, 292 pages, b&w illustrations, contents include: The Hunting of the Alchemist: The modern image; The satirical image; 'A multis amatur Alchmia'---Three English Alchemical Texts: The Morror of Alchimy; The Compound of Alchymy; The Hieroglyphicall Unit---The Rise of CHYMICALL PHYSICK: Paracelsus; Metal-brewing Paracelsians; Some literary reactions---A New Chemical Light-Sources and Reflections: An alchemical renaissance; The cloudy voice; 'Of wit and Alcumie'---Alchemical patterns in Jonson and Donne: Eastward Hoe, a chemical morality; Aurum palpabile; Love's alchemy---Alchemical bearings on KING LEAR: The longissima via; The Wheel of Fire; An alchemical reconstruction---The Transmutation of King Lear: The King; The Dragon; The daughter; The mortification; The Fool; The fire; The Blackness; The dew; The Stone; Coda, Thomas Tymme's chymicall pathology---Shakespeare's Chemical Theatre: The Secret Cave; Magister lufi---Notes---Bibliography---Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Fine. Pages are clean. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. The dust jacket is clean and undamaged. The dust jacket is in mylar. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
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