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    • Praeparatio Mercurii ad Lapidem per Regulu/am ♂ [Martis] ✱tum [Stellatum] et Lunam, ex MSS. Phi Americani
    • after 1670 – before 1678

    The manuscript—"On the Preparation of the [Sophick] Mercury for the [Philosophers'] stone by means of the stellate regulus of Mars [i.e. iron] and Luna [i.e. silver] from the Manuscripts of the American Philosopher"—was…

    • First Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Second Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Second Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Fourth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Sixth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Seventh Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678

    Bound volume contains a collection of alchemical texts. Select title pages and plates are digitized including the plates illustrating The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus).

    • Eighth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Ninth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Tenth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Eleventh Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • Twelfth Key from The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus)
    • 1678
    • 1678

    Bound volume contains a compilation of earlier famous alchemical texts. Select title pages and plates are digitized including the plates illustrating The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine (Basilius Valentinus). Also…

    • 1655

    This work contains a detailed description of the natural history cabinet created by the Danish scientist Ole Worm. The text is divided into four books, the first three dealing with minerals, the plant and animal…

    • 1652 (MDCLII)

    The engraved emblem on the lower half of this title page was made after a 15th-century illuminated manuscript (now preserved in the British Library) and depicts an eagle, snake, and toad against a solar and lunar…

    • The Great Art of Artillery
    • 1650

    Kazimierz Siemienowicz's treatise was used for over a century as a basic manual on artillery, rocketry, and pyrotechnics. It was originally published in Latin (1650) and was translated into French (1651), German (1676),…

    • Atalanta Fleeing
    • 1618

    First published in 1617, Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book contains a preface on ancient music and the Greek myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes and consists of 50 engraved emblems, each accompanied by a discourse and…

    • Atalanta Fleeing
    • 1618

    First published in 1617, Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book contains a preface on ancient music and the Greek myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes and consists of 50 engraved emblems, each accompanied by a discourse and…

    • circa 1520 – 1540

    Found in its original plain binding of parchment, this work was most likely compiled by a practitioner of alchemy and medicine. Containing a handwritten copy of Liber lucis by John of Rupescissa (Johannes de Rupescissa)…

    • The Precious New Pearl
    • circa 1450 – 1480

    This is one of only six known complete manuscripts of a 14th-century alchemical treatise; all the extant manuscripts date from the 15th century or later. This copy includes lengthy contemporary glosses, possibly…