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Elias Ashmole; John Grismond; Nathaniel Brooke; Robert Vaughan; John Goddard; Thomas Cross; Thomas Norton; George Ripley; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Dastin; Abraham Andrewes; Richard Carpenter; Thomas Charnock; William Bloomefield; Edward Kelly; John Dee; Thomas Robinson; John Gower; John Lydgate; D D W Redman; J E Ashmole
|Notes:||Signatures: pi1 A-3S⁴ [$3 signed ( -A1, B3, C1, I2, O2, Q2, 2U2, 2X2, 2Y3, 3D2; 2Z3 signed Zx3)].
Only this first part published.
T.p. in red and black.
Roman, italic and gothic type.
Printer's device on t.p.
Additional engraved frontispiece is signed "T. Cross sculp:"; most of the illustrations are signed "Ro: Vaughan. sculp:"; folded plate is signed "John Goddard sculpsit."
Full page engravings on p. 12, 44, 51, 91, 102 and 210. Folded leaf of plate is bound-in facing p.117.
The last four leaves contain a table of contents and glossary.
20th century half-binding of brown leather and tan printers cloth over boards, edges speckled in red; bound for McGill University Library (stamped in gold at base of spine). Lacking leaf 2O3, replaced with bound-in manuscript page bearing the end of the text 'The worke of Rich. Carpenter', but not the first page of 'The hunting of the greene lyon'. Corrections in an early hand througout. Provenance: J.E. Ashmole (inscription on C1). Acquired 1924 (accession label on front pastedown).
|Description:||[2, 16], 1-280, 285-292, 289-486,  pages,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 19 cm (4to)|
|Contents:||The ordinall of alchimy / vvritten by Thomas Norton ... --
The compound of alchymie : a most excellent, learned, and worthy worke / written by Sir George Ripley ... conteining twelve gates --
Liber patris sapientiae --
Hermes bird --
The tale of the chanons yeoman / vvritten by our ancient and famous English poet, Geoffry Chaucer --
The worke of John Dastin --
Pearce the black monke upon the elixer --
The worke of Rich. Carpenter --
The hunting of the greene lyon / [Abraham Andrewes] --
The breviary of naturall philosophy / compiled by the unlettered scholar Thomas Charnock --
Bloomefields blossoms, or, The campe of philosophy / [William Bloomefield] --
Sir Edward Kelle's worke --
Sir Ed. Kelley concerning the philosophers stone, written to his especiall good freind [sic], G.S. gent. --
Testamentum Johannis Dee philosophi summi ... --
De lapide philosophorum / Thomas Robinsonus --
Experience and philosophy --
The magistery / W.B. --
Anonymi, or, severall workes of unkowne authors --
John Gower concerning the philosophers stone --
The vision of sr. George Ripley, chanon of Bridlington --
Verses belonging to an emblematicall scrowle / supposed to be invented by Geo: Ripley --
The mistery of alchymists / composed by Sir Geo: Ripley --
The preface prefixt to Sir Geo: Ripley's Medulla --
A short worke that beareth the name of the aforesaid author, Sir G. Ripley --
John Lydgate, monke of St. Edmundsbury, in his translation of the second epistle that King Alexander sent to his master Aristotle --
The hermet's tale --
A description of the stone --
The standing of the glasse for the tyme of the putrifaction, & congelation of the medicine --
Aenigma philosophicum / D.D.W. [R]edman --
Annotations and discourses upon some part of the preceding vvorke.
|Responsibility:||faithfully collected into one volume, with annotations thereon, by Elias Ashmole ...|