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A new light of alchymy : taken out of the fountain of nature and manual experience : to which is added a treatise of sulphur / written by Micheel Sandivogius, i.e. anagrammatically, Divi Leschi genus amo ; also nine books of the nature of things, written by Paracelsus, viz. of the generations, growths, conservations, life, death, renewing, transformation, separation, signatures of natural things ; also a chymical dictionary explaining hard places and words met withal in the writings of Paracelsus, and other obscure authors ; all of which are faithfully translated out of the Latin into the English tongue, by J.F., M.D.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Sędziwój, Michał, ca. 1556-ca. 1646.
Standardized Title:
Novum lumen chymicum. English
Publication:
London : Printed by A. Clark, for Tho. Williams, at the Golden Ball in Hosier-Lane, 1674.
Format/Description:
Book
[16], 351, [1] p. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Fingerprint:
stte byma dets this (3) 1674 (A)
Subjects:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.
Alchemy -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1800.
Chemistry -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1800.
Sulphur -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Contents:
A new light of alchymy
Of the nature of things : nine books / written by Philipp Theophrastus, of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus. London : Printed by Andrew Clarke, for Thomas Williams ..., 1674
A chymical dictionary ... London : Printed by A.C. for T. Williams ..., 1674.
Notes:
First work is a translation of Sędziwój's Novum lumen chymicum; the second of Paracelsus' De natura rerum ix bücher.
The Chymical dictionary is largely a translation of Gerhard Dorn's Dictionarium Paracelsi, with omissions (cf. Ferguson, J. Bibliotheca chemica).
Signatures: A-Z⁸.
J.F. is John French.
The of words "generations.. death" and "renewing.. signatures" are enclosed in brackets on title page.
"Of the nature of things" a translation of part of "De natura rerum", and "A chymical dictionary", based on "Dictionarium Theophrasti Paracelsi" by Gerhard Dorn, each have separate dated title page.
Title-page within woodcut border.
Local notes:
Imperfect: leaf I1 torn at top outer margin and mended with some loss of text.
Penn Provenance:
Burr, Charles W. (Charles Walts), 1861- (bookplate) (donor) (RBC copy 540.1 Se57.EF)
Goldbaum, Ruth D. (donor) (Smith copy)
Goldbaum, Emma K. (donor) (Smith copy)
Elias, Archibald C. (donor) (QD25 .S43 1674)
Penn Chronology:
1674
Cited in:
Wing (2nd ed.) S2507A
ESTC R28861
Hogart, R. Alchemy, 151
Sudhoff, K. Bibliographia Paracelsica, 403
Contributor:
French, John, 1616-1657.
Contains:
Paracelsus, 1493-1541. De natura rerum, ix bücher. English. Selections.
Dorn, Gerhard, 16th cent. Dictionarium Theophrast Paracelsi.
OCLC:
5184160
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