Muller, 1970. Hardcover. Frederick Muller, London, 1970, first edition. Clean, tight, 8vo, 451pp. Dust jackety is lightly soiled with a couple of small closed tears to the edges and one small dent to the front edge. Very Good / very good except as noted. Item #17744
The first thorough enquiry into the origins of alchemy in Roman Egypt. The craft techniques and mystery lore of metallurgical industries such as dyeing and mining, myth and speculation surrounding creation, and the nature of the universe, the growth of interest in magnetism, the development in systems of physics among the Stoics, and the growth of gnostic and hermetic cults.