Modern alchemy

New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. xii, a few inserted b&w photographic plates and diagrammatic illustrations in the text, first edition cinnamon-brown cloth gilt in dj (orange and yellow on buff stock). Casing very slightly crimped at head and tail, jacket a little edgeworn and rubbed with several small chips, a pretty good copy. The author has a direct style --she illustrates substantiality of the atmosphere with image of riding a bicycle wearing "the now-nearly outmoded skirt" (paraphrase). Readable overview of "modern" science, including radioactivity and physics, along with references to alchemy.

Cat.No: 170310

Price: $15.00