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Collectanea chymica: a collection of ten several treatises in chymistry, concerning the liquor Alkahest, the mercury of philosophers, and other curiosities worthy of perusal ... / Written by Eir. Philaletha, Anonymus, Joh. Bapt. Van-Helmont, Dr. Fr. Antonie, Bernhard Earl of Trevisan, Sir. Geor. Ripley, Rog. Bacon, Geo. Starkey, Sir Hugh Platt, and the Tomb of Semiramis. [Edited by W.C.B., i.e. W. Cooper, Bookseller].

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London : Printed for W. Cooper, 1684.

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3 unnumbered leaves, 193 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 32, 16 pages ; (8vo)


Includes George Starkey's pill vindicated ... [n.p., n.d.] 16 p. at end
Each treatise (except the last) has special t.-p. dated 1683
"The secret of the immortal liquor" has added t.-p. in Latin and text in English and Latin


The secret of the immortal liquor called alkahest, or ignisaqua. By Eirenæus Philalethes [pseud.]--The practice of lights: or, An excellent and ancient treatise of the philosophers stone.--Præcipiolum: or, The immature-mineral-electrum ... By J. B. Van-Helmont.--Aurum-potabile: or, The receit of Dr. Fr. Antonie.--A treatise of Bernard, earl of Trevisan, of the philosophers stone.--The bosome-book of Sir George Ripley.--Speculum alchymiæ; the true glass of alchemy. Written by Roger Bacon.--The admirable efficacy and almost incredible virtue of true oyl, which is made of sulphur-vive, set on fire and called commonly oyl of sulphur per campanam ... [by] G. Starkey.--Sundry new, and artificial remedies against famine. Written by Sir H. Platt.--The tomb of Semiramis hermetically sealed.

References note

Wing C5103
Ferguson i 169
Duveen 140
ESTC R5297
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C5103
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), D24


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