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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

Language of Materials

  • Latin

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

Abstract

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
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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