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Basilius Valentinus, a Benedictine monk, Of natural & supernatural things : also, of the first tincture, root, and spirit of metals and minerals ... Whereunto is added, Frier Roger Bacon, of the medicine or tincture of antimony; Mr. John Isaac Holland, his work of Saturn, and Alex. van Suchten, of the secrets of antimony / Translated out of High Dutch by Daniel Cable.

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London : Printed, and are to be sold by Moses Pitt, 1671.

Physical description

2 parts ; 14 cm (8vo)


The first part contains translations of Basilius Valentinus, Von den natürlichen, und ubernatürlichen Dingen (p.3-151); Roger Bacon, Oleum vitrioli ("Of the Medicine or Tincture of Antimony ... ", p.152-81); and Johan Isaäc Hollandus, Opus Saturni ("A Work of Saturn ... ", p.182-238)
The second part, with separate title and pagination, is a translation of Alexander von Suchten, De secretis antimoni
With a cancel title-leaf, apparently printed as the final leaf of pt.1 (i.e. f.P8) and sometimes present in copies with the uncancelled title-leaf dated 1670
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Fenning 117 Note: Without pt.2 (not present either in British Library 8905.a.9 or Duveen copies). Binding: contemp. sheep. Front pastedown inscribed "Georgie Hyde Lees" and "1914"

References note

Wing B1020
Duveen p.48
ESTC R29247
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B1020


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