Bibliothèque alchimique: in collaboration with Lalande, Emmanuel (1868- )

  • Poisson, Albert, 1868-1894
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Poisson, Albert (1868-1894)
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About this work


Bibliothèque alchimique: Tome I. Holograph MS. by Poisson of his translations from Latin of 14 short alchemical tracts, and two original works on Alchemy. Included are two translated works, a copy of a short tract, and a Table of Contents by Emmanuel Lalande, written under the pseudonym of 'Marc Haven'. Some title pages are in coloured inks: there are a few pen-drawn symbolic figures. The first 13 tracts and No. 17 are written by Poisson, as well as his own two articles (Nos. 14, 15). Contents: Produced in Paris and Lyons.



Physical description

1 volume 6 bl. ll. + 299 ff. 4to. 201/2 × 151/2 cm. Original half calf-gilt binding, labelled on the spine 'Poisson'. Bibliothèque Alchimique. Tome I.'

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's (Hauser Sale), 18/4/1934, Lot 452 (part).

Biographical note

In this MS. Poisson uses the pseudonym of 'Philophotes' or 'Philophotos'.

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).

Ownership note

Inside the upper cover is his book-plate, inscribed: 'Ex libris hermeticis Philophotes'. From the Library of Lionel Hauser of Paris, with his press-mark label 'L.H. 63 bis'.



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  • 66637E