|Title:||Three tracts of the great medicine of philosophers for humane and metalline bodies ... all written in Latine by Eirenæus Philalethes ... ; translated into English for the benefit of the studious, by a lover of art and them.|
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Three tracts of the great medicine of philosophers for humane and metalline bodies ... all written in Latine by Eirenæus Philalethes ... ; translated into English for the benefit of the studious, by a lover of art and them.
Philalethes, Eirenaeus., Starkey, George, 1627-1665.
London: Printed and sold by T. Sowle ..., 1694.
|Alternate titles:||Tres tractatus de metallorum transmutatione. English|
Translation of: Tres tractatus de metallorum transmutatione.
"A short mauuduction [sic] to the caelestial ruby" and "The fountain of chymical philosophy" each has special t.p., the former not included in the paging.
Authorship attributed to George Starkey. Cf. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.).
First English ed. Cf. Wing; first published in Latin, Amsterdam, 1668.
Reproduction of original in British Library.
THE Publishers Preface To the READER.
to the author
TRACT The FIRST
CHAP. I. Concerning the Authority of the Art, its Professors, and the way of searching out the Secret.
CHAP. II. Of the beginning of the Art, its Writers, and its Foundation, in which it is Trea∣ted of the Metallick Principles and the gradual Production of Metalls and Mi∣nerals.
CHAP. III. Of Gold and Silver, how they come of Mer∣curial-Matter, and of the possibility of Changing Imperfect Metals, to the per∣fection of these.
CHAP. IV. Concerning the Seed of Gold: also the Question answered whether other Metals have Seed.
CHAP. V. Concerning the Virtue of the Seed of Gold, and in what it is immediatly in∣cluded.
CHAP. VI. Of the Manner and Means of Extracting its Seed.
CHAP. VII. Of the first Philosophical Agent, or Ma∣trix, into which our Seed is to be Emit∣ted and into which it is Ripened.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Genealogy of the Philosophical Mercury, its Rise, Birth and distin∣guishing Signes that go before and ac∣company it.
TRACT The SECOND
Of the Philosophical Stone, and the Se∣cret thereof.
TRACT The THIRD.
The First Gate.