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Carl Lavoie
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 Posted: Fri Aug 30th, 2013 06:29 am
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The University of Delaware had until December 2012 an exhibition of alchemical texts from their special collections. In “Perfecting Nature: Medicine, Metallurgy & Mysticism”, some uncommon frontispieces and plates were on display.

http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/alchemy/index.html

The ten sections can be browsed from the list at the bottom of the page.

-Hermes Trismegistus, The Great Work, Islamic Alchemy, Philosopher’s Stone & Elixir of Life, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mysticism, The Alchemist’s Laboratory, Emblems, Glyphs and Allegories, Rosicrucians.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2013 01:32 pm
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Beautiful!  Many thanks for providing this link.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2013 04:35 pm
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Please forgive me if this is old news to forum members, but a co-worker has just drawn my attention to this exhibition, which was on display in Philadelphia at the same time as the one in Delaware:

http://www.chemheritage.org/visit/museum/exhibits/alchemical-quest/index.aspx

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 Posted: Thu Sep 5th, 2013 05:27 pm
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Thank you Laura.

Is it a mirror on the vignette adorning the title page of the Coelum philosophorum (the 5th image) ?

http://www.chemheritage.org/visit/museum/exhibits/alchemical-quest/slideshow.aspx

If so, one more for the catoptics thread.

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