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Fair copy of a 17th-cent. treatise on alchemy by Eirenaeus Philalethes

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 473

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Fair copy of a 17th-cent. treatise on alchemy by Eirenaeus Philalethes, entitled 'The entrance opened into the hidden palace of the king', differing considerably from the version published as Secrets reveal'd (London, 1669). A shortened Latin translation was published as Introitus apertus ad occlusum regis palatium (Amsterdam, 1667).

Dates

  • 17th century

Extent

94 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 473, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. e. 473

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9208

Overview

Fair copy of a 17th-cent. treatise on alchemy by Eirenaeus Philalethes

Biographical / Historical

George Starkey (1628-1665) pseud. Eirenaeus Philalethes, was an alchemist, medical practitioner and writer.

Custodial History

Owned by Thomas Metcalfe, 18th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from M. Morton-Smith of Sharnley Green, Surrey, 1960.

Physical Facet

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Title
Fair copy of a 17th-cent. treatise on alchemy by Eirenaeus Philalethes
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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