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The Alchemical Works of Geber

The Alchemical Works of Geber

200.00

Geber [Russell, Richard trans.]. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser , 1994. First Thus. ISBN: 0-87728-811-9. Black embossed cloth. 8vo. xl + 264 + [1]. Copy number 235 of 999, hand numbered on copyright page. b&w illustrations throughout. Introduction by E.J. Holmyard. Preface by Todd Pratum. Back of dust jacket lightly scuffed.Very mild foxing to head of text block. Else fine in a near fine dust jacket.

A collection of works by the Arab alchemist Geber (Jabir ibn Hayyam) (c.721 - c.815 AD), one of the most famous medieval chemists. This edition is a modern reprint of Russell's English translation, published in 1678. Reprinted in 1994 by Samuel Weiser Inc., this copy is number 235 of 999. Scarce.

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