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AL6. Geber, J.I, The Works of Geber, 1678, new edition (1st thus), J.M Dent 1928, Cr8vo, dark blue cloth with gilt titles and symbol to spine, blind pentagram design to upper cover, 40 + 264pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in text, translated by Richard Russell, and with a new introduction by E.J Holmyard.; the collected works of Jabir Ibn Hayyan, one of the most important of the medieval Arab alchemists.  Spine slightly darkened, a little light spotting to edges of boards, particularly the rear cover, light foxing to end papers; with the small ownership label of Cambridge academic, theologian, author, and student of early chemistry (professor) N.E. Emerton to the front end paper, together with some occasional pencil underlining and marginal notes by her, minor spots to the odd margin otherwise text clean and tight, a good + or very slightly better overall copy of the increasingly uncommon original printing of this edition £40

AL15. Valentius, B, The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony, 1893, 2nd edition thus, Vincent Stuart 1962, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine and small decoration to front board, 34 + 204pp including index, with 6 full page illustrations, this edition limited to 500 copies. Arguably the most accesible work of this 17th century alchemist, this translation is based on the Latin publication of 1685 with commentary by Theodore Kerckringius, edited, and with a biographical preface by A.E Waite. Spine very slightly darkened, a couple of trivial marks to cloth, trivial spots to a couple margins, text clean and tight, a very good copy of an uncommon book £35