Catalogue Entry: ALCH00102

'Notes out of Philalethes'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: M132/2/6, Stanford University Library, Stanford, California, USA

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Heffers for £7.10s. and offered to Yahuda on 7 September 1936 for £11.10s. but presumably turned down. Appeared as Item 5 in Heffers' Catalogue 493 (1936) at £11.10s. and again as Item 748 in Heffers' Catalogue 513 (1937) at the same price. At some point acquired by Frederick E. Brasch, who donated it to Stanford.

Sotheby Lot



Notes on the preparation of mercury for fusion with gold, on the nature of the Philosophers' Stone, and exposition of alchemical symbolic language, with page references to various sections of Ripley Reviv'd [1678: H1407].

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