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A History of Magic and Experimental Science (8 Volume Set)
Colombia University Press, 1958-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 volume complete set. Near fine. Bound in publisher's green cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Stamp on the inside cover of Leigh Van Valen (U. Chicago, evolutionary biologist). Valen was best known for his Red Queen hypothesis and his work on a Law of Extinction.
Lynn Thorndike's monumental history of Magic and Experimental Science follows the history of Science, alchemy and magic in the west. V. 1-2. The first thirteen centuries of our era. --v. 3-4. Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. --v. 5-6. The sixteenth century. --v. 7-8. The seventeenth century.
"Such persons as Pliny the Elder, Galen, Hildegarde of Bing- en, Bartholomeus Anglicus, Albertus Magnus, Arnauldus de Villanova, Petrus d'Abano, Symphorien Champier, and Fracastorius are discussed exten- sively in special chapters. Such subjects as post-classical medicine; Anglo- Saxon Salernitan and other Latin medicine from the 9th to the 12th cen- turies; early 13th century medicine; medical and biological experiments and secrets; 14th century medicine; astrology and medicine; works on poisons; astrological surgery and medicine and similar subjects are particularly medical in character. Astrology and alchemy in all their aspects are thoroughly dis- cussed and made intelligible to the ordinary person. The work is thoroughly documented with reference to original sources. There are many full biblio- graphical citations to uncommon works, both in manuscript and printed forms. The text is written in the narrative form. It is easy to read and always inter- esting. This monumental history is on a par with Sarton's Introduction to the History of Science." Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1941 Jun; 29(4): 229–230. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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