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05 April 2005 @ 10:59 am
Here's some fun . . .  
Here's something interesting: if your local public library has an online catalogue, go do a search for "alchemy" and see what turns up. I've found some pretty awesome stuff that way. :D

Author Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942.
Uniform Title Lives of alchemystical philosophers
Title Alchemists through the ages; lives of the famous alchemistical philosophers from the year 850 to the close of the 18th century, together with a study of the principles and practice of alchemy, including a bibliography of alchemical and hermetic philosophy. Introd. by Paul M. Allen. --
Publisher Blauvelt, N.Y. : Rudolf Steiner Publications, 1970.
Description 315 p. : illus., ports. ; 22 cm.
Notes Reprint of the 1888 ed. published under title: Lives of alchemystical philosophers.
Based on "The lives of alchemystical philosophers," London, 1815, originally issued anonymously under title: The lives of the adepts in alchemystical philosophy, London, 1814, and generally ascribed to Francis Barrett.

Author Aromatico, Andrea
Title Alchemy : the great secret / Andrea Aromatico. --
Publisher New York : H.N. Abrams, 2000

Author Fernando, Diana
Title Alchemy : an illustrated A to Z / Diana Fernando. -
Publisher London : Blanford, 1998

Author White, Michael, 1959-
Title Isaac Newton : the last sorcerer / Michael White. <----- o_____O
Publisher Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1997.

Title Harmonizing yin and yang : the Dragon-tiger classic / translated [from the Chinese] and with an introduction by Eva Wong. -- <--- *read this one, it is AWESOME*
Edition 1st ed. --
Publisher Boston : Shambhala, 1997

Author Baigent, Michael.
Title The elixir and the stone : a history of magic and alchemy / Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh.
Publisher London : Viking, 1997.

Author Roberts, Gareth, 1949-
Title The mirror of alchemy : alchemical ideas and images in manuscripts and books : from antiquity to the seventeenth century / Gareth Roberts.
Publisher Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1994.

Author Holmyard, Eric John, 1891-1959. <----- *is dyslexic and read "Hohenheim" for 0.2 seconds* x____@
Title Alchemy / E.J. Holmyard.
Publisher New York : Dover Publication, 1990.

Title Secrets of the alchemists / bythe editors of Time-Life Books. -- <---- Like where Ed keeps his boxers. :D
Publisher Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 1990.
Description 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. --

Author Gettings, Fred
Title Dictionary of occult, hermetic and alchemical sigils / Fred Gettings.
Publisher London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.

Author Powell, Neil.
Title Alchemy, the ancient science / by Neil Powell.
Publisher Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.

Author Federmann, Reinhard, 1923-
Uniform Title Die königliche Kunst. English
Title The royal art of alchemy. Translated from the German by Richard H. Weber. - <--- Wait, royal?!!?
Edition [1st American ed.]. -
Publisher Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co., [1968, c1969]

Author Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Uniform Title Psychologie und Alchemie. English
Title Psychology and alchemy. Translated by R. F. C. Hull. -- <---- Only Jung . . .
Edition 2d ed. completely rev. --
Publisher [Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, [1968]

Author Burland, C. A. (Cottie Arthur), 1905-
Title The arts of the alchemists [by] C. A. Burland. --
Publisher New York : Macmillan, [1968, c1967]

Okay, I'll shut up now.
Current Mood: contemplativeinterested
Current Music: "In This Life" - Chantal Kreviazuk
Feria: [Hagaren] SD Landwithout_reason on April 5th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
If you want any books written by Hohenheim, try looking anything written by Paracelsus.
halfling_rogue on April 5th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
Oooh, really? *runs to check*
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Danimunou on April 5th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
Paracelcus had like, 5 names mashed into one. It was..Bombastus Augustus something Theophrastus Paracelsus von Hohenheim. (Ya think his parents liked the suffix "stus" much?) Or something. *amused* ...I can't find my alchemy notes, or I'd look it up again. ;~;
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Danimunou on April 5th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
AHH! YES THAT WAS IT. XD *scribbles on hand* Must not forget ;__;;
halfling_rogue on April 5th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
XD! *is not even going to TRY to pronounce that*

*has been collecting notes on alchemy even before I knew about FMA* <---- *is just that weird*
Ryviansnake_lady on April 5th, 2005 08:56 am (UTC)
Wow, you're library is so much better than mine. Mine's all like, "Alchemy is the DEVIL!" I swear it is...
halfling_rogue on April 5th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
Really? You wouldn't happen to live in the southern states, do you? XD
Ryviansnake_lady on April 5th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC)
No, I live in Michigan, in which people act like they're from the south.
wonder dork powers activate!atrypical on April 5th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
>_> Really? Our libraries are like that? ...Do we really act southern? *is starting to get freaked and jumpy now*
ceruleanpureceruleanpure on April 5th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
o_O; what part of Michigan? (if you're anywhere near East Lansing, the Michigan State University library has a bunch of good stuff~!!)

(I've yet to check the State of Michigan Library or my hometown one though.. ^_^;;)
Ryviansnake_lady on April 5th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
I live in Grand Rapids.
ceruleanpureceruleanpure on April 5th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
I have a friend from around that area (who oftens tells me that the people around there act just the same as you described - meaning "[something] is the DEVIL!")

My advice?:

Move to Japan. XD;;;;;;; *shot*
corinn on April 5th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
HEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I found some good ones at mine~! ( http://read.riversideca.gov/ )


Gunpowder : alchemy, bombards, and pyrotechnics : the history of the explosive that changed the world / Jack Kelly.
New York : Basic Books, c2004.
x, 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-250) and index.
Prologue: the devil's distillate -- Fire drug -- Thundring noyse -- The most pernicious arts -- The devills birds -- Villainous saltpetre -- Conquest's crimson wing -- Nitro-aerial spirit -- No one reasons -- What victory costs -- History out of control -- The meeting of heaven and earth -- Appalling grandeur -- The old article -- Epilogue: something new.
LC Subject: Gunpowder -- History.
ISBN 0465037186


Melville, Francis.
The book of alchemy : learn the secrets of the alchemists to transform mind, body, and soul / Francis Melville.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2002.
128 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
LC Subject: Alchemy. Alchemy -- History.
ISBN 0764154621


Junius, Manfred M.
Uniform title: Alchimia verde--Spagyrica vegetale. English
Title: The practical handbook of plant alchemy : an herbalists's guide to preparing medicinal essences, tinctures, and elixirs / Manfred M. Junius.
Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, 1993.
ix, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note: Translation of: Practisches Handbuch der Pflanzen-Alchemie, which was first pub. in Italian and rev. and enl. by the author for the German ed.
Originally published: New York : Inner Traditions International, 1985.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262).
LC Subject: Materia medica, Vegetable. Alchemy.
ISBN 0892814853


Lindsay, Jack, 1900-
The origins of alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt.
New York Barnes & Noble 1970.
xi, 452 p. illus. 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
LC Subject: Alchemy -- History.
ISBN 0389010065


Alchemy and academe; a collection of original stories concerning themselves with transmutations, mental and elemental, alchemical and academic. Compiled by Anne McCaffrey.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1970.
xviii, 239 p. 22 cm.
Series: Doubleday science fiction
LC Subject: Science fiction.
Added author: McCaffrey, Anne, ed.
No ISBN given! D8


Federmann, Reinhard, 1923-
Uniform title: Die königliche Kunst. English
Title: The royal art of alchemy. Translated from the German by Richard H. Weber.
Philadelphia Chilton Book Co. c1969, 1968
264 p. illus., facsims., ports. 21 cm.
Note: Translation of Die königliche Kunst.
Bibliography: p. [246]-253.
LC Subject: Alchemy -- History.


And, just for fun.... *dies laughing* These popped up in the search for "alchemy," but have nothing to do with alchemy, but are strangely relevant to FMA. Or the fandom. And by "fandom," I mean the crack fandom. XD I'm still shocked that "alchemy" came back with a return for "Simple Recipes." XD! Like the encrypted notes!


Bradshaw, Gillian, 1956-
Alchemy of fire / Gillian Bradshaw.
Sutton : Severn House, 2004.
247 p. ; 23 cm.
LC Subject: Ex-prostitutes -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Fiction. Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- To 1453 -- Fiction.
ISBN 0727860976


Thien, Madeleine, 1974-
Simple recipes : stories / Madeleine Thien.
Boston : Little, Brown, c2001.
227 p. ; 22 cm.
Simple recipes -- Four days from Oregon -- Alchemy -- Dispatch -- House -- Bullet train -- A map of the city.
LC Subject: Canada -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Conflict of generations -- Fiction.
ISBN 0316833169


Last, but NOT least, and FUNNIEST OF ALL!

Steig, William, 1907-
The toy brother / William Steig.
[New York] : HarperCollins, 1996.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
An apprentice alchemist finds that his despised </b>kid brother is the only one who can help him when he concocts a potion which makes him the size of a peanut.</b>
LC Subject: Brothers -- fiction. Alchemy -- fiction.
ISBN 0062050796 : 0062050788


*laughs so hard she can't breathe*
corinn on April 5th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
Damn! Messed up the html on the last entry. Should have bold from "kid brother" to "peanut." XD


halfling_rogue on April 5th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
Herbalism! Wortcunning! I WANNA BE THE PLANT ALCHEMIST!!! <--- *honestly meants that*

And the last one . . . just . . . priceless . . . ! *is dead*
poliiipoliii on April 5th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
My reaction to the last one -- HOLY SHIZ XDDD

It's priceless, I tell you. XD (I think I'll have to check that one out sometime. :0)
desudeitydes_akazim on April 5th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
...this is creepy, because I did this yesterday. O_O

..I also looked for Military books and Rocketry books. I didn't really link the subjects, but my mom did (I usually check out around 15 books at a time) and she thought I was building an army or something. XDD

By the way, something interesting to read into would be superconductivity, hailed as modern alchemy. I liked the book I got on it. <3
Kaoruaiko_yamada on April 5th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
You know what's REALLY fun to do? Going to a University library and looking up alchemy. *has done it and was amazed* There are over 200 books on just alchemy and different alchemists. It's crazy! I completely spazzed. My brother (who's the university student) totally grabbed my arm and pulled me out of there before I could check any out. *pouts* One day I will go back there and read them all! MWAHAHAHA!