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Alchemy: 18th cent.
- c. 1855
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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.
1 volume 52 ff. 8vo. 20 x 121/2 cm. Unbound. Some margins frayed.
Purchased, February 1935.
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).