A collection of alchemical works containing the first appearance of the supposed biography of alchemist Nicholas Flamel (c. 1340-1418). Flamel was a French scribe and manuscript-seller. Flamel and his wife, Perrenelle Flamel (1320-1397), inspired the search for the philosopher’s stone that became the mania of the fifteenth century. This influence was attributed to his reputation for successfully transmuting base metals into gold and his intriguing use of symbolical figures, known as the figures of Abraham the Jew, which he had painted on the arches of the Cimetière des Innocents in Paris, where they survived until the eighteenth century. This work contains the first reproduction of one of these arches with a thorough description, emphasizing the importance of the respective colors. The full work is digitized.
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