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The Turba Philosophorum

The Turba Philosophorum
 

The Turba Philosophorum is indisputably the most ancient extant treatise on Alchemy in the Latin tongue, but it was not, so far as can be ascertained, originally written in Latin; the compiler or editor, for in many respects it can scarcely be regarded as an origin al composition... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781912925650
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Published 1 July 2019 by Yesterday's World Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Waite, Arthur Edward
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ISBN-13 9781912925650
ISBN-10 1912925656
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Yesterday's World Publishing
Imprint Yesterday's World Publishing
Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Waite, Arthur Edward
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Social Issues
The Occult
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
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The Turba Philosophorum is indisputably the most ancient extant treatise on Alchemy in the Latin tongue, but it was not, so far as can be ascertained, originally written in Latin; the compiler or editor, for in many respects it can scarcely be regarded as an origin al composition, wrote either in Hebrew or Arabic; however, the work, not only at the present day, but seemingly during the six or seven centuries when it was quoted as an authority by all the alchemical adepts, has been familiar only in its Latin garb. It is not, of course, certain that the original is irretrievably lost, the Arabic and Syriac manuscripts treating of early chemistry are preserved in considerable numbers in the various libraries of Europe, and have only been imperfectly explored. Unfortunately, the present editor has neither the opportunity nor the qualifications for undertaking such a task.

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