Catalogue Entry: ALCH00035

'The Three Fires'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 46, King's College, Cambridge, UK

[Normalized Text (at Chymistry of Isaac Newton)]

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Heffers for £10.10s., and sold to Keynes on 17 August 1936 for £13.10s. On 7 September Heffers told Yahuda it had gone.

Sotheby Lot



Notes interpreting various pieces of alchemical symbolism. This appears to be Newton's own work, though as usual in his alchemical writing he leans heavily on a range of authorities.

See Dobbs, Janus Faces, 124, and cf. SL78 (whereabouts unknown).

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