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Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence

Author: George Starkey; William Royall Newman; Lawrence Principe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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George Starkey--chymistry tutor to Robert Boyle, author of immensely popular alchemical treatises, and probably early America's most important scientist--reveals in these pages the daily laboratory experimentation of a seventeenth-century alchemist. The editors present in this volume transcriptions of Starkey's texts, their translations, and valuable commentary for the modern reader. Dispelling the myth that alchemy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collected Correspondence
Electronic books
Biography
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Starkey, George, 1627-1665.
Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003017587
(OCoLC)52838561
Named Person: George Starkey; George Starkey; George Starkey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Starkey; William Royall Newman; Lawrence Principe
ISBN: 9780226577104 0226577104
OCLC Number: 694362341
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editorial Practices; Abbreviations; Brief Chronology of Starkey's Life; Documents; 1. Letter to John Winthrop Jr.; 2. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 3. Letter to Robert Boyle; 4. Letter to Johann Moriaen; 5. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 6. Letters to Robert Boyle; 7. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 8. Letter to Samuel Hartlib; 9. Letter to Frederick Clodius; 10. Laboratory Notebook; 10a. "A Perfect Day Booke"; 11. Laboratory Notebook; 12. Laboratory Notebook; 13. Prefaces to the Epistle to King Edward Unfolded; 14. Laboratory Notebook Fragment.
Responsibility: George Starkey ; edited by William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe.

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George Starkey - chemistry tutor to Robert Boyle, author of immensely popular alchemical treatises, and probably early America's most important scientist - reveals through these pages the daily  Read more...

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