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[DE PLANIS CAMPY, David]. L’ouverture de l’Ecole de Philosophie transmutatoire métallique.
Par David de Planis Campy, chirurgien du roy. Transcrit sur un imprimé fait à Paris, chés Charles Sylvestre, rue des Amandiers au Pelican en 1637. 

s.l., s.n., [1780].

12mo (172x108 mm), (24)-140-(5) pages.  binding : Contemporary full mottled sheep, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Upper cap and corners repaired.

Manuscript copy from the eighteenth century of this important alchemical work. With 8 pages from and othe hand of alchemical notes (2 at the beginning and 8 at the end).
Interesting work in which Planis Campy introduces its readers to alchemy.
He explains the different steps of the realization of the philosopher's stone, dedicating a long chapter on the prima materia.
He then explains the operations, always starting from the texts of the philosophers.


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