THE LIVES OF ALCHYMYSTICAL 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.

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London: Lackington & Allen, 1815. [However, title page is from the true first edition, the 1814. See below for interesting collation.] Quarter bound in contemporary brown Morocco; the backstrip in gilt reading LIVES OF THE ADEPTS. Matching corners with new end papers, A FINE COPY, sans.plate sometimes found opposite page 296, but facsimile laid in. The title page has been mounted, and is the only 1814 imprint I have seen even when I was at Wsiconsin. Pritchard 50.1; Ferguson II, 41. Barrett as author has always been a controversial issue. Robert Watt named him such first, but many others have questioned this citation, including Waite. [ii], 384 pages, [ii], the latter two pages being an index to the contents. (Item ID: 16956)


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