MANUSCRIT. — FLAMEL (Nicolas)

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MANUSCRIT. — FLAMEL (Nicolas)

Science of Alchemy or Secret of the Stone of Philosophers explained in Nicolas Flamel's Lavures. In-4 manuscript (213 x 165 m), 19th century, 127 pages, marbled calf, decorated back, red title piece (modern binding).
Manuscript of a very legible writing, on old bluish laid paper, quoted and described in the Dorbon catalogue (n°4479) as a likely copy of an older and apparently unpublished manuscript.
Details on the composition of red sulphur, how to fix sulphur on the fixed body, how to reduce water and air on the white elixir, how to insert the white elixir, how to compose the red elixir, etc.
In front of the title, a large allegorical pen drawing depicting two angels sounding trumpet as they descend from heaven by a ladder. A coloured copper engraving glued to the back of the title and peacock feather proper mounted at the top of the volume. The text ends with a page forming an encrypted message, with the date 26 September 1767.
Modern binding, old-fashioned veal dishes.
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