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adammclean
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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 03:17 pm
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Does anyone know the source (some printed book in German) for this table of alchemical symbols ?

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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 03:25 pm
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NICOLAS LEMERY, Cours de Chymie or Der vollkommene Chymist,
Dresden 1689

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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 08:30 pm
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Thanks. I will try and find a good quality scan.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 08:37 pm
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Available online at:


http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb11021869.html

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 Posted: Sat Aug 17th, 2013 08:39 pm
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Translated into English by Walter Harris, 1677:

http://www.worldcat.org/title/course-of-chymistry-translated-by-walter-harris/oclc/181690337&referer=brief_results

Available at EEBO (needs a sub):

http://eebo.chadwyck.com/search/full_rec?SOURCE=pgimages.cfg&ACTION=ByID&ID=V55118

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 11:20 am
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Thanks, Paul. I am making a study of the graphic alchemical symbols, so am collecting examples. This may turn into a book!

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 11:46 am
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Sadly, the copy from the Munich digital collection is tightly bound. The engraving is in two parts across two pages. So when microfilming they have damaged the columns of graphic symbols towards the centre, and entirely cropped those on the far right.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 11:52 am
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Several editions available on Google Books:

https://www.google.fr/search?tbm=bks&hl=fr&q=lemery+%22vollkommene%22

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 03:27 pm
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Another digitisation here:

http://tinyurl.com/klm3gk2

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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 07:14 pm
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Brilliant, that one has a good copy of the diagram. The operator opened up the folded engraving and photographed it well.

Thanks, Paul, you always seem to be able to source material.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 20th, 2013 02:12 pm
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Many thanks to Bernard Fortin for drawing my attention to another good scan:

http://www.e-rara.ch/doi/10.3931/e-rara-14815

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 Posted: Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 08:04 pm
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Last edited on Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 08:05 pm by Carl Lavoie

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 Posted: Wed Sep 4th, 2013 06:57 pm
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Paul Ferguson wrote:
NICOLAS LEMERY, Cours de Chymie or Der vollkommene Chymist,
Dresden 1689


There's an Ambix article about Leméry referenced here:

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1551313

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 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2013 05:34 pm
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Short list at the end of De goode leeuw.


http://books.google.ca/books?id=ReZQAAAAcAAJ&dq=inauthor%3A%22Goossen%20%C2%ACvan%20Vreeswyk%22&pg=PA247#v=onepage&q&f=false
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