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Alchemy: 18th cent.

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About this work


Collection of alchemical processes and receipts: in German and Latin. On p. 17 is a pen-drawing of a retort, and on p. 34 of a phial. Apparently compiled by a Polish alchemist: the results of experiments and operations are sometimes given, one on p. 32 is dated 1725.



Physical description

1 volume 2 ll. + 56 pp. + 4 ll. 4to. 18 x 121/2 cm. Original paper covers, the lower cover defective. Pp. 17/18 wanting: pp. 25/26, 38/39 mutilated; some margins frayed.

Acquisition note

Purchased at the Maltzahn Sale, Hamburg, 18/10/1930, Lot 679.

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).


  • German

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