Scot, Patrick.
The tillage of Light. Or, a true discoverie of the philosophicall elixir, commonly called the Philosophers Stone. Serving, to enrich all true, noble and generous spirits, as will adventure some few labors in the tillage of such a light, as is worthy the best observance of the most wise. By Partick Scot , Esquire...
London, printed for William Lee, and are to be sold at his shop neere Serieants lane in Fleetstreet, at the Signe of the Golden Bucke. 1623. [STC 21862.]
8° [6] + 50 + [4] pages.
p[1] [Title page.]
p[3]-[4] [Epistle Dedicatory] To the Right Honourable, and every way Noble, Iohn, Marquesse of Hamelton, Earle of Arren, Lord Evendeale... [At end "Pa. Scot."]
p[5] To the Generous Reader.
p[6] Preparatio, Analogia et perfectio operis Divini et Philosphici [Short Latin text.]
p1-50 The Tillage of Light.
[The author wishes that the alchemists would focus upon the Divine Light, seek the spiritual in their work and turn away from the vanities of trying to physically transmute base metals into gold. For him it is the supreme spiritual light that is important, not the gold-dreaming of the common alchemists.]