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- 1652 (MDCLII)
First published in 1652, this compilation of English alchemical literature was collected and annotated by Elias Ashmole. The book made available many works that had previously existed only in privately held manuscripts,…
- Part of Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum
- 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 scene, from an episode in Samuel Butler's mock-heroic epic, "Hudibras," shows the title character as he confronts the astrologer Sidrophel in a clandestine laboratory. Angry at the truths of his past which the…
A Table of Chymicall [Chemical] & Philosophicall [Philosophical] Charecters [Characters] with their significations as they are usually found in Chymicall [Chemical] Authors both printed & manuscript
- Part of The Last Will and Testament of Basil Valentine
Table of alchemical symbols. These and other symbols are common throughout alchemical literature and were used to denote some elements and compounds until the 18th century. While notation like this was mostly…
Colorano cachet includes a silk depiction of two alchemists in a laboratory. Stamp depicts chemical glassware and fluids.
Iranian postage stamp commemorating the 1100th birthday of Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (Rhazes)
Depicts Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (also known as Rhazes), a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, and philosopher.
Depicts Avicenna, a scholar of the Islamic Golden Age.