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).
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.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Publisher's hardback binding, very firm and square, complete with original dustjacket, which is clean and bright, just mildly shelf-worn; contents tight and fresh, not showing any pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A better than very good copy.
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