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Hippocrates chymicus

  • 1677
  • Otto Tachenius
    London: N. Crouch
  • 20 cm H
  • In the Edelstein Rare Book Room
  • Douglas A. Lockard
  • Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library
  • b10368140


The engraved title page of Tachenius's Hippocrates chymicus links the two major strands of early modern alchemy: mining and metallurgy (above) and medicine (below).  The four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, are personified at the sides.

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