Alchemy: The Turba Philosophorum or Assembly of the Sages,
called also the book of truth in the art and the third Pythagorical Synod
Translated by Arthur Edward Waite
First edition in English of one of the oldest and most influential texts of European alchemy. Originally written in Arabic circa 900 A.D., the Turba presents the secret doctrine in context of a discussion by nine ancient Greek philosophers.
London: George Redway, 1896. 12mo, pp. , iv, 211; original gilt-lettered cloth. Light shelfwear present with minor loss at spine crown, sunning to spine and a portion of front board, small stain to spine. A sharp copy.