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THEATRUM CHEMICUM BRITANNICUM containing severall poeticall pieces of our famous English Philosophers, who have written the Hermetique Mysteries in their owne ancient language. Faithfully collected into one volume, with annotations thereon, by Elias Ashmole, Esq. Qui est Mercuriophilus Anglicus.
The first part London: printed by J. Grismond for Nath: Brooke, at the Angel in Cornhill 1652 - In 4° , pp. [16] 486 (281–4 omitted, 289–92 repeated)[8],frontespizio in rosso e nero con marca tipografica e vecchio timbro circolare , 12 incisioni nel testo 6 a piena pagina , la maggior parte firmate ‘Ro: Vaughan sculp’, 1 xilografia a pagina 212 e 379.Capilettera stilizzati e decorazioni. Rilegatura non coeva XIX secolo in pelle nera con decorazioni a motivi floreali in oro ripetuti al dorso , tagli color oro , ottime condizioni. Contiene: To all ingeniously elaborate students, in the most divine mysteries of hermetique learning. - The ordinall of alchimy. Written by Thomas Norton of Bristoll. - The compound of alchymie. A most excellent, learned, and worthy worke, written by Sir George Ripley, Chanon of Bridlington in Yorkeshire, conteining twelve gates. - Liber patris sapientiae. - Hermes bird. - The tale of the Chanons Yeoman. Written by our ancient and famous english poet, Geoffry Chaucer. - The work of John Dastin. - Pearce the black monke upon the elixir. - The worke of rich: Carpenter. - The hunting of the greene lyon. Written by the viccar of Malden. - The breviary of naturall philosophy. Compiled by the unlettered scholar Thomas Charnock. - Aenigma ad alchimiam. - Aenigma de alchimiae. - Bloomefields blossoms: or, the campe of philosophy. - Sir Edward Kelle's Worke. - Sir. Ed. Kelley concerning the philosophers stone. - Testamentum Johannis Dee philosophi summi ad Johannem Gwynn, transmissum 1568. - Thomas Robinsonus de lapide philosophorum. - Experience and philosophy. - The magistery. - Anonymi: or, severall workes of unkowne authores. - John Gower concerning the philosophers stone. - The vision of Sr. George Ripley: Chanon of Bridlington. - Verses belonging to anemblematicall scrowle: supposed to be invented by Geo. Ripley. - The mistery of alchymists, composed by Sir Geo. Ripley Chanon of Bridlington. - The preface prefixt to Sir Geo. Ripley's medulla; which he wrote ann. dom. 1476. And dedicated to Geo. Nevell then Arch-bishop of Yorke. - A short worke that beareth the name of the aforesaid author, Sir G. Ripley. - John Lydgate monke of St. Edmunds bury, in his translation of the second epistle that king Alexander sent to his master Aristotle. - The hermet's tale. - A discription of the stone. - The standing of the glasse for the tyme of the putrifaction, & congelation of the medicine. - Aenigma philosophicum. - Fragments coppied from Thomas Charnock's owne handwriting. - Annotations and discourses, upon some part of the preceding worke.- A table explaining the obscure, obselete, and mis-spell'd words used throughout this worke.- It will concerne the studious reader to correct the faults escaped in this worke, the most materiall whereof follow. Bibliografia: Wing A3987; ESTC R205904; Krivatsy 449; Duveen p. 31; Neu 146; Neville, I, p. 47; Manly Hall Collection 29; Mellon 101; Pritchard 80. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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