Table of Contents
Tracts of the Great Medicine of the Philosophers for Humane and
I. Intituled, Ars Metallorum Metamorphoses, (Metamorphosis of
II. Brevis Manuductio ad Rubinum Coelestem (Brief Guide to the
III. Fons Chymical Philosophiae (Fount of Chemical Truth).
All written in Latin by Eirenaeus Philalethes Cosmopolita.
Translated into English for the Benefit of the Studious,
By a Lover of Art and Them. London.
Printed and Sold by T. Sowle at the Crooked-Billet in Holy-Well-Lane,
Shoreditch. Anno: 1694.
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Table of Contents:
The Publisher's Preface to the Reader. p.4
Esteemed Friend. p.7
Tract The First. The Art of the Transmutation of METALS.
Chapter I. Concerning the Authority of the Art, Its Professors,
and the way of searching out the Secret. p.15
Chapter II. TRANSMUTATION OF METALS. Of the Beginning of the Art,
its Writers and its Foundation, in which it is treated of the
Metallick Principles and the Gradual Production of Metals and
Chapter III. Of Gold and Silver, How they come of Mercurial Matter,
and of the Possibility of Changing Imperfect Metals, to the Prefection
of These. p.38:
Chapter IV. Concerning the Seed of Gold;also the Question answered
whether other metals have seed. p.41
Chapter V. Concerning the Virtue of the Seed of Gold, and in what
it is immediately included. p.44
Chapter VI. Of the Manner and Means of Extracting this Seed. p.48
Chapter VII. Of the First Philosophical Agent, or Matrix, into
which our seed is to be emitted and into which it is ripened.
Chapter VIII. Of the genealogy of the Philosophical Mercury, its
rise, birth and distinguishing signs that go before and accompany
Tract the Second. A Short Manuduction to the Celestial
Of the Philosophical Stone, and the Secret thereof. p.57
Of Calcination. p.71
Converning Solution. p.86
Tract the Third. The Fountain of Chemical Philosophy.
The First Gate. Concerning Philosophical Calcination. Not printed
in the Dutch Edition. p.105