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Collection Des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs Publiee Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere De L'instruction Publique Par M. Berthelot...Avec La Collaboration De Ch.-em. Ruelle by  Emile Charles  Marcellin. Ruelle - First Edition - 1888 - from Minotavros Books (SKU: 000170)

Collection Des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs Publiee Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere De L'instruction Publique Par M. Berthelot...Avec La Collaboration De Ch.-em. Ruelle

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Collection Des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs Publiee Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere De L'instruction Publique Par M. Berthelot...Avec La Collaboration De Ch.-em. Ruelle

by Berthelot, Marcellin. Ruelle, Emile Charles

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Paris: George Steinheil, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. No Jacket. 4to. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spines. Three volumes bound in two. This is a limited edition of 150 copies, this being No. 11. Volume 1: xxvjii, 284 p.p.; Volume 2: 458 p.p., Volume 3: x, 477 p.p. Illustrations throughout text of alchemtical symbols. Light rubbing to spine labels and extremities to boards. Slightly bumped edges. Light foxing throughout. Top edge gilt. A nice set in fine condition. Marcellin Berthelot (1827-1907) was a French scientist and professor at College de France in Paris. Berthelot believed that all chemical reactions depend on the physical forces that can be measured. He proved that organic compounds can be formed by ordinary methods of chemical manipulation and obey the same principles as inorganic substances. He was the recipient of the Davey Medal (1883) and the Copley Medal (1900) for his scientific achievements. Berthelot was interested in and published a variety of texts on the history of chemistry and alchemy, including Les Origines des l'alchemie (1885). This book includes chapters on the history of magical formulas, metals and planets, alchemetical apparatus, chemistry of the months, vapors and sulphurs, secrets of the ancients and more. Originally issued in parts, 1887-8.

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Minotavros Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
000170
Title
Collection Des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs Publiee Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere De L'instruction Publique Par M. Berthelot...Avec La Collaboration De Ch.-em. Ruelle
Author
Berthelot, Marcellin. Ruelle, Emile Charles
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Steinheil
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1888
Keywords
Alchemy, Greek, Chemistry, Philosophy, Science
Bookseller catalogs
Alchemy;
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spine
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vellum
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jacket
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Marbled boards
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fine
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First Edition
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rubbing
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morocco
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top edge gilt
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