GLAUBER (Johann Rudolph)

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GLAUBER (Johann Rudolph)

The first[- second and third] part of the mineral work. - The Golden Tincture or the real drinking gold. - Treated with universal medicine, or real drinking gold. - The Consolation of the sailors. Paris, Thomas Jolly, 1659. Set of 4 books in one volume in-8, soft lace-up vellum (17th century binding).
Dorbon, n°1878.
Important meeting of these 4 alchemical treatises of Glauber.
In the Mineral Work, which is one of his most important contributions to alchemical science, the author reveals the secrets of separating gold from fire stones, sand, clay and other fossils through the spirit of salt.
Copious old notes on the guards. Engraved armorized bookplate, alchemical in nature, unidentified.
Paper discharge at the bottom of a few sheets, wetnesses and freckles. Lining of the first renewed counterplate, modern laces.
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