A TESTAMENT OF ALCHEMY - 1st Ed, 1974, ANCIENT ALCHEMICAL ARTS, SECRET SOCIETIES
Testament of Alchemy: Being the Revelations of Morienus, Ancient Adept and
Hermit of Jerusalem to Khalid Ibn Yazid ibn Mu'awiyya, King of the Arabs of The
Divine Secrets of the Magisterium and Accomplishment of the Alchemical Art
Lee (Edited, translated & with commentary by)
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1974. Octavo.
iv + 76pp. Original black cloth gilt-lettered on spine. B/w plates. The first authoritative translation of the dialogues of Morienus and Khalid ibn
Yazid. These are "reputed to be the first work of Arabic alchemy
translated into Latin," and to have "set the tone for European
alchemical thought, remaining popular and widely influential from the
thirteenth century until the Enlightenment." A tight and clean very good copy with dust jacket in equally excellent condition.