The Whole of Nature and the Mirror of Art: Images of Alchemy from the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library
2006, Chemical Heritage Foundation
Paper, 10.5 x 9, ISBN 0-941901-42-4
The Whole of Nature and the Mirror of Art, an ongoing exhibit at CHF, opened in July 2006 in conjunction with the International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry. Alchemy is extremely well represented in the Neville Collection. There are many of the famous emblem-books, numerous works on chrysopoeia (metallic transmutation), and scores of titles from little-known authors. The images in the exhibition and the catalogue are photoreproductions of engravings from alchemical books published in the 17th century.