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A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery Paperback – 8 Feb 2001

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (8 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521000009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521000000
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.4 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 455,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Lyndy Abraham's erudite but highly readable dictionary … would be of great interest, even excitement, to historians, literary sleuths or artists, or to any general reader, who welcomes an insight into humankind's pursuit of power over nature or into its wrestling with metaphysical issues.' Veronica Sen, Canberra Times

'… a valuable and much needed research tool … I highly recommend this text for anyone, from the beginning scholar to the experienced scholar, working on the relationship between alchemy, culture, and literature.' Eugene R. Cunnar, Cauda Pavonis

'With its lavish illustrations and intertextual references, this volume certainly fills a niche.' Donald R. Dickson, Endeavour

'Beautifully produced and a credit to both Cambridge University Press and to its indefatigable author.” Australian Book Review

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A 1999 Dictionary of alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century. Each entry includes a definition of the symbol, giving the literal (physical) and figurative (spiritual) meanings, an example of the symbol used in alchemical writing, and a quotation from a literary source.

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