A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery by Lyndy AbrahamA Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery by Lyndy Abraham

A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery

byLyndy Abraham

Paperback | March 12, 2001

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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.
Title:A Dictionary of Alchemical ImageryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:March 12, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521000009

ISBN - 13:9780521000000


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"Accessible and well formatted, this work will find an audience with historians of literary culture, philosophy, science, and visual arts, as well as armchair scholars with an interest in alchemy and hermeticism. This book is recommended for large public and academic collections." Edmund F. Santa Vicca, Choice