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Arthurian Myths and Alchemy: The Kingship of Edward IV

Arthurian Myths and Alchemy: The Kingship of Edward IV (Used)

by Hughes, Jonathan

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 8030, 8030

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large 8vo, hardcover and dj, 354pp, illustrated sporadically with B & W engravings, woodcuts and a few full page plates, new copies in stock of this work which has recently gone out of print. Contains a very extensive bibliography, notes and index. This is a landmark work for the study of English alchemy, linking for the first time the importance of alchemical imagery and processes with Edward. Including much on Ripley, myths of English antiquity, the symbol of the Fisher King, prophecy, Arthur, and Camelot. The frontispiece is a modern photograph of the curious astrological phenomena known as a parhelia that foretold the rise of Edward.

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