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"The Book of the Secrets of Alchemy", composed by Kalid the son of Iazich, translated out of Hebrew into Arabic, out of Arabic into Latine, and out of Latin into English. London. Printed by Thomas Creede for Richard Olive. 1597.Originally part of "Mirror of Alchimy" by Roger Bacon.
Table of Contents:
The Preface of the difficultie of the Art. p.28
CHAP I. Of the foure Masteries, or principall works of the Art, to wit, solution, congelation, albification, and rubification. p.32
CHAP. II. Of the things and instruments necessarie and fit for this worke. p.36
CHAP. III. Of the nature of things appertaining to this worke. p.36
CHAP. IIII. Of Decoction, and the effect thereof. p.37
CHAP. V. Of Subtiliation, Solution, Coagulation, and commistion of the Stone, and of their cause and end. p.37
CHAP. VI. The manner how to fixe the Spirit. p.40
CHAP. VII. Of the Decoction, Contrition, and washing of the stone. p.40
CHAP. VIII. Of the quantitie of the Fire, and of the commoditie and discommoditie of it. p.41
CHAP IX. Of the Separation of the Elements of the Stone. p.41
CHAP. X. Of the nature of the Stone, and his birth. p.42
CHAP. XI. Of the commistion of the Elements that were seperated. p.43
CHAP. XII. Of the solution of the Stone compounded. p.45
CHAP. XIII, Of the coagulation of the Stone dissolued. p.46
CHAP XIIII. That there is but one Stone, and of his nature. p.46
CHAP. XV. The manner how to make the Stone white. p.47
CHAP. XVI. The conversion of the foresaid Stone into red. p.49

Researcher Notes:

Also see later (1691) publication of text as:

"Secreta Alchemiae" by Kalid Persica (Kalid ben Jazichi). Written originally in Hebrew, and translated thence into Arabick, and out of Arabick into Latin. Now it being faithfully rendered into English by William Salmon, Professor of Physick.1691. 67 pages. (SECRETAALCHYMIAE: .doc, .pdf, .jpg)


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