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Alchemy: 18th cent.

c. 1725
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About this work


Alchemical notes and extracts from alchemical authors: in German. The first leaf contains a symbolic alchemical pen-drawn figure. The latest work mentioned in the text-on leaf [25]-is Crosset de la Haumerie [i.e. Alexandre le Crom] 'Les Secrets les plus cachés de la Philosophie des Ancients'. This was first published at Paris in 1722. [Cf. Ferguson: 'Bibliotheca Chemicá' Vol. II, pp. 15, 16].


c. 1725

Physical description

1 volume 28 ll. (last bl.). folio. 41 x 26 cm. Unbound. The sheets are not uniform. They are numbered, by double sheet, 11, 12, 14, 16-19, 24, 25, 26 (containing 8 ll. sewn together): the last sheet seems to be by a different and later hand.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1932.

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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