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The Lives of Alchemystical Philosophers: With a critical catalogue of books in Occult Chemistry and a selection of the most celebrated treatises on the theory and practice of the Hermetic Art.

London: John M. Watkins, 1955 [1815]. Reprint [Limited Edition]. Hardcover. Facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1815. Limited to 250 copies. The first edition is almost completely different to the reworking published by Arthur Edward Waite under the same title in 1888, and often reprinted. Waite effectively rewrote the biographies, adding some and abandoning others. Commonly attributed to Frances Barrett. Very Good in Good- Dustjacket. Minor shelf/edge wear, bump at bottom edge of front board, two rubber stamp markings at ffep (one partially erased (owner name removal)), touch of foxing at preliminaries and text block fore-edge, else tight, bright, and unmarred; DJ shows moderate shelf/edge wear, several small chips, one moderate chip at bottom front edge (repaired), partially split at front joint, else clean and bright in a new Brodart jacket. Black cloth boards, gilt lettering. 8vo. 384pp plus Index. Index. Numbered limited edition, this being 64 of 250. Item #10290

Price: $500.00

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