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mirror of alchemy alchemical ideas and images in manuscripts and books : from antiquity to the seventeenth century by Roberts, Gareth

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Europe

Subjects:

  • British Library -- Catalogues,
  • Alchemy -- Europe -- History,
  • Alchemy in art,
  • Alchimie -- Europe -- Ouvrages avant 1800

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGareth Roberts.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQD13 .R63 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL879019M
ISBN 100802007104, 0802076602
LC Control Number95166226
OCLC/WorldCa31290060

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The Mirror of Alchemy Roger Bacon CHAPTER I. Of the Definitions of Alchemy. In many ancient Books there are found many definitions of this Art, the intentions whereof we must consider in this Chapter. For Hermes said of this Science: Alchemy is a Corporal Science simply composed of one and The Mirror of Alchemy Read More». The Mirror of AlchemyThe Mirror of Alchemy, composed by the famous Friar, Roger Bacon, sometime fellow of MartinCollege and Brasen-nase College in Oxenforde.   The Mirror of Alchemy is divided into four chapters and a conclusion. The first chapter concerns the "Origins, Beginnings and Early Histories" of alchemy, including its mythical history, which claims Adam as the father of alchemy, given his knowledge of the nature of things in the Garden of Eden. Roger Bacon was born in England in , and while he is primarily remembered as a philosopher, linguist, educator, and scientist, he also spent a fair amount of time exploring the art of alchemy. The Mirror of Alchemy is one of the many texts he produced on the subject during his lifetime.