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Title:
A dictionary of alchemical imagery
Author:
Abraham, Lyndy.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.

©1998
Physical Description:
xxii, 249 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1998.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521000000
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This dictionary documents alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century, for use by historians of literary culture, philosophy, science and the visual arts, and readers interested in alchemy and hermeticism. Each entry includes a definition of the symbol, giving the literal (physical) and figurative (spiritual) meanings, an example of the symbol used in alchemical writing, and a quotation from a literary source. There are fifty visual images of graphic woodcuts, copperplate engravings and hand-painted emblems, some reproduced here for the first time.


Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
A dictionary of alchemical imagery
Bibliography
Index of alchemical and literary authors