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Does anyone know the source (some printed book in German) for this table of alchemical symbols ?

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NICOLAS LEMERY, Cours de Chymie or Der vollkommene Chymist,
Dresden 1689

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Thanks. I will try and find a good quality scan.

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Available online at:


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

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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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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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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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Several editions available on Google Books:

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

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Another digitisation here:

http://tinyurl.com/klm3gk2

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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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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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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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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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