LINK : NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher’s stone, titled on the upper wrapper “Opus Galli Anonymi,”

Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher’s stone, titled on the upper wrapper “Opus Galli Anonymi”

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Gonna raid the change jar…

This outstanding manuscript declares that it reveals “The Secret of Secrets,” and the directions are remarkable for the clarity of instruction. Almost entirely free of the usual concealments and code words (Decknamen) characteristic of alchemy texts, the regimen detailed for the production of the Philosopher’s Stone could in theory be unambiguously recreated within a modern laboratory.

Source: Bonhams : NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher’s stone, titled on the upper wrapper “Opus Galli Anonymi,”

5 comments on “LINK : NEWTON, ISAAC. 1642-1727. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher’s stone, titled on the upper wrapper “Opus Galli Anonymi,””

    1. Indeed, the obvious value of the document lies with its provenance not its content. And I am, among other things, an unrepentant bibliophile. If a simple recipe, sans Decknamen and all, were available to vain charcoal puffers I’m sure they wouldn’t tire of spreading the good news with an endless stream of triumphant blog comments.

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