The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story

By: Gleeson, Janet

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Even at the dawn of the Age of Reason, humankind sought to discover the arcanum, the secret formula that could transform base metals into gold. But by the early 18th century, porcelain, the precious ceramic made in China for almost 1,000 years, had become a symbol of fabulous wealth and prestige. This is the story of Johann Friedrich Bottger, an alchemist and virtual prisoner of a greedy king, who -- at the cost of his own life -- discovered how to make porcelain and in so doing changed the course of history.

Title: The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story

Author Name: Gleeson, Janet

Categories: History & Cultural Studies,

Publisher: Grand Central Pub: 1999-02-01

ISBN Number: 0446524999

ISBN Number 13: 9780446524995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU9144337