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Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts (Mellon, Volumes Three and Four) (Out of Print)

by MacPhail, Ian


Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: A49642, A49642


Ian MacPhail and Richard Pachella, Compilers; Introduction by Pearl Kibre and additional notes by William McGuire. Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon given to Yale University Library. Volume Three: Manuscripts 1225 - 1671 and Volume Four Manuscripts 1675 - 1922. (Two Volumes in Slipcases). New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 4tos. Two volumes in slipcase. Vol. III: lxiv, 1 - 402pp (1) & Vol. IV: [lxv]-xciv, 403-853pp. Original matching two-toned (beige and charcoal) buckram with gilt titled leather spine labels, profusely illustrated in black and white, fold-out. Matching covered compartmented slipcases with printed paper spine labels. Limited to 500 sets. The manuscript volumes (that is Volumes III and IV only) of the catalogue of the extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy and hermetica assembled by Paul and Mary Mellon and later donated to Yale University Library. Each volume is complete within itself, and the two volumes are consecutively paginated. Volume Three details manuscripts dating from 1225 - 1671 and Volume Four manuscripts dating from 1675 - 1922. The manuscripts were catalogued by Lawrence Witten and Richard Pachella, and each listing comprises a detailed description of the physical manuscript, its binding, provenance, etc., as well as a summary of its contents, accompanied by numerous superb reproductions of manuscript pages and illustrations, many full-page, and some in colour. Just the very lightest of rubbing and bruising to edges, spine ends and corners, a little darkening to page edges and corners, otherwise a tight, clean near Fine pair in VG + slipcase. (A little light rubbing to all edges of slipcase, light fraying at corners). Very heavy set - shipping at cost.

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Fulgur Limited

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