Alchemical Texts - 17th Century
16th Century and earlier 17th Century 18th Century

Texts primarily dealing with physical alchemy:

Athanasius Kircher's Table of alchemical equipment and operations
The three alchemical flasks of Oldfield
Colours to be observed in the Operation of the Great Work
The Six Keys of Eudoxus
Phantom alchemical plants of Quersitanus
Basil Valentine's Triumphal Chariot of Antimony
The Aphorisms of Urbigerus
Circulatum Minus of Urbigerus
Frontispiece to Urbigerus
John French The Art of Distillation
Francis Bacon - Experiments touching Sulphur and Mercury
Francis Bacon - The Making of Gold
Joannes Agricola A Treatise on Gold
Concerning the Material of the Stone - Ms. l'Arsenal 3027


Texts primarily dealing with allegorical, philosophical and spiritual alchemy:

Aula lucis, or, The House of Light by Thomas Vaughan
Steganographick Collection from Le Tableau des Riches Inventions
Oswald Croll Preface of Signatures
Extract from Glauber's Short Book of Dialogues
Khunrath's Natural Symbolum or short confession
The names of the Philosophers' Stone by William Gratacolle
Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens
Extract from Alchymie et le Songe Verde
A 17th century allegorical alchemical poem by Edmund Dickinson
153 Chymical aphorisms of F.M. van Helmont.
157 Phylosophick Canons
The Book of Lambspring
Edward Kelly's Theatre of Terrestrial Astronomy
Edward Kelly's The Stone of the Philosophers
The Light coming out of darkness - Crasselame
Everard's translation of the Corpus Hermeticum
Verse on the Threefold Sophic Fire
The Tomb of Semiramis
On the Philosophers' Stone
Valentine Weigel - Astrology Theologized
Thomas Vaughan - Coelum Terrae
Aesch-Mezareph
The Iconologia of Cesare Ripa
Introduction to the Iconologia of Cesare Ripa
The War of the Knights
Robert Fludd's Mosaical Philosophy [extract]
The Hermetic Triumph
An anonymous treatise on the Philosophers' stone
Jean Albert Belin - The Adventures of an Unknown Philosopher
Ruland - On the Prima Materia
The letter of a philosopher concerning the secret of the great work
The Natural round Physick or Philosophy of the Alchymical Cabalistical Vision
An hundred aphorisms containing the whole body of magic from Ms. Sloane 1321
Certain Verses of an Unknown Writerfrom Benedict Figulus
A Short Enquiry concerning the Hermetic Art
The Hermetic Arcanum
Limojon Saint-Didier's Letter to the True Disciples of Hermes
The Glory of Light
Place in Space
Solinus Saltsthal Allegory



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