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Alchemy: 18th cent.

c. 1855
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About this work


ALCHEMY: History. Short essay on the history of alchemy to the death of Paracelsus. Partly written on sheets of note-paper of various sizes and colours, and partly on sheets of a printed 'Testimonial' dated 1853-54 in favour of Heckethorn's 'Patent Ground Colour.' The main text seems to have been written c. 1855, but the Index, and the last 2 ff. are by a later hand: on the verso of fol. 52 is the date 1863.


c. 1855

Physical description

1 volume 52 ff. 8vo. 20 x 121/2 cm. Unbound. Some margins frayed.

Acquisition note

Purchased, February 1935.

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).


  • English


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