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Alchemy and the Alchemists by Ethan Allen Hitchcock. (1976) preface by Manly P. Hall. 'Limited Edition'

Alchemy and the Alchemists by Ethan Allen Hitchcock. Philosophical Research Society Inc. (1976). Introductory preface by Manly P. Hall. 'Limited Edition' stated, but no indication as to numbers of printing in the edition. ISBN-10: 0893144002. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 304 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Some edge wear and rubbing. Some bumping. A small closed tear on each the front and bottom of the spine next to the front panel and one on the bottom of the back panel. Some surface scuffing. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped but with no published price BOOK: Bright gilt lettering and lining on the spine. Light cover edge wear. Bumping to bottom cover tips. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. JD06a

"In this facsimile reprint of the original 1857 edition, the choice findings of such early writers as Basil Valentine, Thomas Vaughan, Raymond Lully, and Nicholas Flamel are analyzed and interpreted by the grandson of Ethan Allen, who was a personal friend and military advisor to President Lincoln. The original title page reads: "Remarks upon Alchemy and the Alchemists, indicating a method of discovering the true nature of Hermetic Philosophy; and showing that the search after the Philosopher's Stone had not for its object the discovery of an agent for the Transmutation of Metals. Being also an attempt to rescue from undeserved opprobrium the reputation of a class of Extraordinary Thinkers in Past Ages." This work is a valuable source for the study of man's spiritual integration and the contributions of prominent Rosicrucian mystics." - Google Books