The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings Of The Seventeenth Century

The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings Of The Seventeenth Century
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Alchemy and the quest for the Philosopher's Stone have been a strand in the development of European culture from antiquity onwards. With the spread of printing, the whole fantastic iconography flowered as never before. This fascinating book presents a selection of the finest alchemical engravings, brought together for the first time, and describes their origins and meanings. 533 illustrations.