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The compound of alchymy. Or The ancient hidden art of archemie : conteining the right & perfectest meanes to make the philosophers stone, aurum potabile, with other excellent experiments. Diuided into twelue gates. First written by the learned and rare philosopher of our nation George Ripley, sometime Chanon of Bridlington in Yorkeshyre: & dedicated to K. Edvvard the 4. Whereunto is adioyned his epistle to the King, his vision, his wheele, & other his workes, neuer before published: with certaine briefe additions of other notable writers concerning the same. Set foorth by Raph Rabbards Gentleman, studious and expert in archemicall artes.

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Compound of alchymy
Ancient hidden art of archemie.


London : Imprinted by Thomas Orwin, 1591.

Physical description

104 unnumbered pages : illustrations (woodcut).


In verse.
Signatures: A⁴ *⁴ B-M⁴.
The last leaf bears a note "To the indifferent reader" on verso.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.

References note

STC (2nd ed.) 21057.

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1475-1640 ; 550:19) s1999 miun s



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