Prelude to Chemistry by John Read
1939 Second Edition G. Bell & Sons; London
A scholarly yet entertaining study of alchemy by John Read (1884–1963), a renowned researcher with a longtime interest in the history of chemistry and alchemy. The book contains many classic alchemical manuscripts and engravings. This works also serves as a great reference point of Occult works. Contents include: The Emerald Tablet of Hermes, The Spendour of the Sun, Symbols Emblems and Cryptic Expression, Alchemy and Astrology, The Elixir of Life and many other subjects.
Condition: Original black boards, some shelf wear it evenly toned throughout, bookplate on front pastedown, binding tight, all pages are clean with no markings, overall Very Good condition