Société Hermétique des Protylites

  • Poisson, Albert, 1868-1894
c. 1890
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Poisson, Albert (1868-1894)
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About this work


Société Hermétique des Protylites. Réglements, status, etc. With inserted notes and additions, and a 'Discours au Néophyte'. Author's holograph MSS. Written in a ruled note-book, and illustrated with pen-drawings of designs for signet-rings, a secret alphabet, etc. The Constitution of a secret society for the study and practice of alchemy, based on Masonic lines. Women, financiers, military men, and Jews were automatically barred from membership. Produced in Paris.


c. 1890

Physical description

1 volume 16 ll. (last 4 bl.). + 9 inserted ll. 4to. 22 × 171/2 cm. Original paper covers.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's (Hauser Sale) 18/4/1934, Lot 453 (part).

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

From the Library of Lionel Hauser of Paris, with his press-mark label 'L.H.70'.


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Accession number

  • 66638C