The Way to Bliss
- Book ID:
- The Way to Bliss
- 'Ashmole, Elias'
- Publisher name:
- Vintage Readers. Original publisher Nathan Brook.
- Book type:
- First edition date:
- Dewey decimal number:
- 135.45 VAR
- Dust jacket:
Scan/photographic reproduction of a book published in 1658.
The 17th century equivalent of a self-help manual. Its general optimism is endearing, though its arguments take a bit of wading through.
Elias Ashmole was a founding Fellow of the Royal Society, and gave his name to Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. A wealthy collector of artefacts and manuscripts, and a defender of Alchemy, he collected John Dee's manuscripts (which is probably the reason we have them today), and published a book on Alchemy by John Dee's son Arthur. See http://ashmole.com/elias-ashmole-history/
On the CD The Emerald Tablets of Thoth and Other Books on Alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and Magic (135.45 VAR 8389).
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