SENDIVOGIUS, Michael. Novum lumen chemicum, e naturae fonte et manuali experientia depromptum. Cui accessit tractatus de Sulphure. Auctoris anagramma, divi leschi genus amo.
Genève, Ioannis Ant. & Samuelis de Tournes, 1653.
8vo (161x99 mm), 11-(3)-175 pages. The pagination is continuous. binding : Twentieth-century full limp vellum, flat spine. Foxing. Minor waterstains on margin of some pages.
Uncommun latin edition of the two most alchimical treatise of Sendivogius. "A new light of Alchymie" and it's "Treatise of Sulphur".
Sethon Alexander spent his life convinced of the reality of alchemy.
Completely disinterested, he went from town to town to convince the most incredulous by making transmutes lead into gold.
The product of its transmutations is given to the public.
His reputation was growing and he was called to the course of the Elector of Saxony, Christian II, where he made a transmutation.
Gold produced withstood all tests. Then told to give her secret. Sethon refused, he was tortured and imprisoned in vain.
He was released by Michael Sendivogius to whom he gave his supply of philosopher's stone and manuscripts. He died shortly afterwards from his injuries.
After marrying his widow, Sendivogius Sethon treaties under the name of Cosmopolitan.
references: Duveen .
provenance: R. Durand (stamp on first free endpaper).
Price : 900 €