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An Alchemical Treatise on The Great Art, A System of Physics According to Hermetic Philosophy and Theory and Practice of the Magisterium. by  Edouard Blitz (Ed.) Antoine-Joseph Pernety - First Edition, First Printing - 1898 - from GatesPastBooks and Biblio.com

An Alchemical Treatise on The Great Art, A System of Physics According to Hermetic Philosophy and Theory and Practice of the Magisterium.

by Antoine-Joseph Pernety, Edouard Blitz (Ed.)

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Occult Publishing Company, 1898. Boards show some extremity wear, rubbing. Bump to bottom edge (see scan [note: wavy color lines to image imparted by scanner, fine to the eye]). Gilt stamping bright, as is the top edge (T.E.G.). Sewn binding tight, with spine still convex, fore edge concave. Previous owner, with some penciled checks, underlines, hexagram to "Preliminary Discourse". A penciled George Ripley quote on the verso blank of "Part 1.", and two underlines in "General Principles...", with a couple pages remaining unopened (hence Unread). Collated, and complete, with all plates, and figures present. A VeryGood copy, of the scarce 1st Edition.. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Various Plates and Figures. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Bookseller: GatesPastBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 931120
  • Title: An Alchemical Treatise on The Great Art, A System of Physics According to Hermetic Philosophy and Theory and Practice of the Magisterium.
  • Author: Antoine-Joseph Pernety, Edouard Blitz (Ed.)
  • Illustrator: Various Plates and Figures
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Occult Publishing Company
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1898
  • Keywords: Alchemy, Occult, Magic, Magick, Western Inner Tradition, Religion, Mysticism, Spirituality, The Philosophers Stone, Elixer, Philosophical Fire, Hermetic Philosophy, Religious Psychology, Comparative Religion
  • Size: 8vo

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