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CONTI, Lodovico. Discours philosophiques sur les deux merveilles de l’art et de la nature, ou Traité de la liqueur de l’Alchaest & de la médecine universelle. 1678.

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CONTI, Lodovico. 

Discours philosophiques sur les deux merveilles de l’art et de la nature, ou Traité de la liqueur de l’Alchaest & de la médecine universelle. 

Paris, Jean d’Houry, 1678.

12mo (141x81 mm), 195-(9) pages.  binding : Contemporary full stiff vellum. Binding a little worn. Title page a little worn. 

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Conti, an Italian alchemist of Macerata, first published this work at Venice in 1661. "In it he distinguishes the liquor Alchaest of Helmont from the philosophers' stone. He states that the Alchaest was real and not a mere fancy of Helmont, and that he was finally succeeded in working it out, but knows that the reader would not wish him to reveal it openly to the vulgar" (Thorndike).
The miracles of art and nature referred to in the title are the liquor Alchaest and the philosopher's stone. (Neville).

references: Caillet [I, 2607].

Price : 1200 €

Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
Photo CONTI, Lodovico. 
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