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The Secret of Gold

Price: 15.00 USD

NY: Harcourt,Brace & Wld. (1965). lst Am. Ed. trans. from French by Anne Carter, Sm.8vo. 158 p. Light blue cloth. Based on remarkable life and achievements of Johann Frederick Böttger-b.1686 Berlin.apprenticed to court alchemist and launched on a search for the secret of making gold. Imprisoned by the King of Saxony and forced to continue his experiments he discoverd the process of making porcelain, hitherto known only in China. Theu the world-famous Meissen china came into being Very light fading at top/btm.edge, else Fine in d/j worn with tears at the extremities.

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