Details:Reichen, Charles-Albert. Leisure Arts, London. 1964. First British edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Section sewn. 112pp. 270 x 175mm. Printed in colour, black and white, paginated. Text in English. Designer: Nitsche, Erik. Printed in Switzerland.
Foreword:"Deep in the rain forests of Africa, natives mill about a barren clearing. At its center a witch doctor, his head and body covered with amulets and baubles, tends a crude furnace. He chants incantations and scatters magic powder over the flames. Will the magic work? Yes .1 Slowly, inside a rudimentary crucible, crude ore melts, and pure, malleable iron is created ! Today this is no miracle, for out of such superstition the science of chemistry has been evolved—and its progress and achievements have been tremendous. The metals that frame our buildings, that are used to build air-planes, cars, and machines, have been devised and perfected by chemistry."
Good condition; rubbing to covers, light bumps to corners, age toning to pages. Dust jacket tapped to cover. Please contact us should you have any further questions about condition.