• Poisson, Albert, 1868-1894
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Five files containing: 'Essais gemmiques', 'Essais alchimiques', 'Essais adamantiques' (2 vols.). 'Mémoire adamantique'. Author's holograph MSS. Illustrated with numerous pen-drawings of alchemical apparatus, etc. The first four items are lettered 'A', 'B', 'D', 'D1',: the full titles are as under: (1) Essais gemmiques. Recueil d'expériences gemmiques et de chimie minéralogique'. Par Philophotos. Paris. An IV [32 ll. (last 16 bl.)]. (2) Essais alchimiques. Recueil d'expériences alchimiques d'après les maîtres de l'art. Par Philophotos. Paris. An IV [1887?] [28 ll. (last 18 bl.)]. (3), (4) Essais adamantiques. Recueil d'expériences nombreuses et d'observations intéressantes sur les 8 [métalloïdes?]. Par Philophotos. Paris. Ère vulgaire 1887. Ère hermétique III. 2 parts, the second dated Ère hermetique IV. [54 ll. (last 30 bl.), 32 ll. (last 25 bl.)]. Though dated in different 'Ères hermétiques', both these are dated 1887. (5) Mémoire adamantique par Philophotos [in cypher]. With a 'Tableau des acides pour les mélanges'. n.p. n.d. [48 ll. (last 6 bl.)]. Produced in Paris.



Physical description

5 files 194 ll. 4to. 20 × 151/2 cm. Unbound. The titles are in coloured inks, with decorations: some headings in red.

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.67'.


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  • 66638B