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Eenige philosophische en medicinale tractaatjes. Beschrijvende de liquor alchahest, de mercurius der philosophen, en andere curieusheden.Amsterdam, Jacob van de Velde, 1688. With an integral full-page engraved plate by Jan Luyken (unsigned) showing an alchemist's workshop (repeating that in the 1687 work bound with it). With: (2) STARKEY, George. Pyrotechnia ofte vuur-stook-kunde, vast-gesteld en opgehelderd, ofte het sekerste en veiligste middel om de konst te doen triumpheren over de natuurlijke gebreken; sijnde een volle en opene ontdekkinge van de medicinale verborgentheden door alle konstenaars, met voordagt verborgen, en alleen ontdekkelijk door het vuur.Amsterdam, Jacob van de Velde, 1687. With engraved frontispiece (as described above). 2 complementary editions in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine.
Ferguson, Bib. chem. II, p. 402 note & p. 401 note, Klaversma & Hannema 464 & 1376; STCN (5 & 4 copies); for Starkey: W.R. Newman, "Starkey , George (1628-1665)", in: ODNC (online ed.). Rare Dutch translations of works centred around the American alchemist and pharmacist George Starkey (1628-1665) -- a follower of the iatrochemist Jan Baptist van Helmont -- whose historical significance has been little appreciated until recently, but who was being read by Boyle, Newton, Leibniz and later Boerhaave.Ad 1: a collection of 11 brief alchemical works first published in English as Collectanea chymica (1684) by the English bookseller William Cooper, known for his interest in alchemical literature. It opens with a treatise by Starkey on the immortal liquor called alkahest using his pseudonym Eirenaeus Philalethes. It is followed by an anonymous text on the philosopher's stone, two iatrochemical treatises by Van Helmont and Fr. Antonius, alchemical texts by Bernard Trevisan and George Ripley, Bacon's Mirror of alchimy, the anonymous Tumba Semiramidis, and finally three more works by Starkey.Ad 2: An iatrochemical work by Starkey. “Pyrotechnia” in the title refers not to pyrotechnics in the modern sense, but to fire and its chemical effects, including the production of medicinal chemicals.
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