1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone
1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone

1612 Scarce Alchemy French vellum Book - Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois - Philosopher's stone

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Author : Par le Sieur A.H. de M.L. Escuyer [Chevalier Imperial] (Nicolas La Caille, publisher).
Title : Le CHIMISTE ou CONSERVATEUR FRANCOIS. Précaution pour la conservation du Roy, de la Royne, de Monsieur, de Monsieur le Prince, & ceux du Sang Royal contenu dans ce Recueil & abrégé des grands mystères & secrets de la nature: de l'or potable, de l'argent potable, huille de tale (autrement eau de beauté) & autres quintes essences parfaictes, qui guerissent entierement toutes les maladies & infirmitez du corps humain: soit la Goutte, la Lepre, l'Hydropisie, l'Epilepsie & Convulsions, Apoplexie, la Gravelle, les Poumons offensez, la Verole inveterée, &c. Où il est doctement parlé de la médecine universelle (ou pierre Filosophalle) & de ses effects admirables: contre toutes les infirmitez. Dedié à la ROYNE REGENTE, par le sieur A.H. de M.L. Escuyer, lequel travaille à present les dictes essences. Nullus est morbus contra quem nonfit inventa medicina. AURUM EST OMNI NATURA.
Language : Text in French.
Publisher : A Paris, Chez Nicolas La Caille, rüe Sainct Jacques, aux deux Colonnes, 1612. First edition.
Size : 7 " X 4.5 ".
Pages : 71 pages.
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown)  under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good content (bright and tight, handwritten text of a previous owner on first  endpaper page mentioning that the book comes from the Antique Jesuit Library in Paris with references to  Nostradamus and the likely author of this extremely rare book, some light water staining on the upper part of pages - as shown, rare pencil underlining, lower margin of title page has been replaced probably to remove the signature of a previous owner - as shown).

The book : Published in 1612 Paris, 'Le Chimiste ou Conservateur Francois' is a curious collection of articles and essays on the magical properties of gold and philosopher's stone- cures for gout, leprosy, dropsy, epilepsy, convulsions, apoplexy. 

This extraordinary work is dedicated to the Queen Regent Marie de Medicis, who must have been astonished at the insinuation of the necessity her using 5 or 6 pills of Mercure Diaphoretique as a perfect cure for the "mal infame" (Syphilis).

Extremely rare and desirable Alchemy work with no other example for sale worldwide. Only 5 copies known in the world's libraries on Worldcat.


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