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Alexander Guthrie Stewart
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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2021 08:48 pm
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Hello everyone.  I am helping a friend out with some research, and I am looking at the big fancy pictures in Libavius' Alchymia.  Which are quite well known and can be found all over the place.  Can I find a copy of the book itself in order to read the proper source text, well, that's another matter. 
In English or Latin, has anyone any knowledge of such a thing? I've looked on EEBO, RAMS and searched the internet, no luck.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2021 09:03 pm
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Hi,
There's a German translation:
https://www.abebooks.com/Alchemie-Andreas-Libavius-Lehrbuch-Chemie-Jahre/22487962866/bd

Original Latin text at Gallica:https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k109546v

Last edited on Wed Jul 7th, 2021 09:15 pm by Paul Ferguson

Alexander Guthrie Stewart
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 Posted: Wed Jul 7th, 2021 09:46 pm
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Thanks a lot Paul.  I should have thought of looking in France, as it were.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 8th, 2021 05:12 am
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Alexander, I hope you enjoy your time in Libavius's book.

You can find free page images from an early Latin edition at the Google Books website.

I you have access to it, ProQuest's Early European Books has high-resolution colour images of the 1606 copy in the Wellcome Collection.

Tom

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 Posted: Thu Jul 8th, 2021 06:26 am
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I have pdf copies of the 1597 and 1605. Email mail and I will send you them.


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