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Alchemy: 18th cent.

c. 1760
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About this work


Notes, extracts and commentaries on alchemical subjects, especially on the works of Eirenaeus Philaletha and Pantaleon: including at the end, and by a different hand, 'Les sept chapitres de Jean de Mehun, intitulez "Miroir d'Alchimie" '. With some alchemical, chemical and medical receipts: in French. Pp. 117-130 contain 'Explication des figures hiérogliphiques d'Abraham Jüif. The 'Sept chapitres de Jean de Mehun' are on the first six un-numbered leaves, and are in the form of a prose epitome. In the final section there is a reference to Pernety's 'Dictionnaire [mytho]hermétique', which was published in 1758.


c. 1760

Physical description

1 volume 178 pp. + 18 ll. 8vo. 18 x 11 cm. Original vellum binding worn. A leaf has been cut out, before the commencement of the text. The un-numbered leaves are written by a different and probably later hand.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1933.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


  • French


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