The Arcanum

Gleeson

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The Arcanum
Details: ISBN: 0553506927 , Bantam Books , 1999 . Book Condition: Very Good Condition. 273 pages. Covers have no creasing. Spine has moderate lean and minimal reading creases. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Imprisoned in a fairy-tale castle and under constant threat of execution by his ruthless captor, an 18th-century apothecary struggled to realize the alchemist's dream. His name was Johann Frederick Bottger. But instead of transforming base metal into gold he was to discover the formula for something even more exotic and elusive, a substance so precious it was known as 'white gold'. And it was a formula for which others were prepared to lie, cheat, steal and even kill to possess. This was the remarkable backdrop to one of the most strange and compelling episodes in European cultural and scientific history: a tale of genius and greed, of demonic cruelty and exquisite beauty, of the best and worst of which man is capable - it is the true story of the invention of European porcelain. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0553506927. ISBN/EAN: 9780553506921. Inventory No: 07110020.
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The Arcanum The Arcanum

Janet Gleeson

Details: Bantam Books , 1999 . Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 272 pages.
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The Arcanum The Arcanum

Wheeler, Thomas

Details: Bantam Books , 2004 . Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket very good, in mylar wrapper, Black hard cover spine with green boards, very good, 325 pgs
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