Alchemical Books in Newton's Library

Based by kind permission of Cambridge University Press on John Harrison, The Library of Isaac Newton (Cambridge: CUP, 1978).

[H20]
Agricola, Georg. De re metallica libri XII ... Ejusdem De animantibus subterraneis liber ...  F°, Basileæ, 1621.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.11.4

[H84]
Ars chemica, quod sit licita recte exercentibus, probationes doctissimorum iurisconsultorum. Septem tractatus seu capitula Hermetis Trismegisti, aurei.  Eiusdem Tabula Smaragdina, in ipsius sepulchro inuenta, cum commento Hortulani Philosophi. Studium Consilii conjugij de massa solis & lunæ ... 8°, [Argentorati, 1566].  (Short notes by Newton in margins and texts of pp.9-13, 15, 21, 22, 29-31, 48, 92, 128, 129, mostly references to alchemical books; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.145

[H90]
Artis auriferae, quam chemiam vocant, volumina duo, quæ continent Turbam philosophorum, aliosq[ue] antiquiss. auctores ... Accessit noviter volumen tertium ...  8°, Basileæ, 1610.  (Notes and references by Newton mainly relating to other alchemical works on verso of title-page of vol. 1, in vol. 1, pp.20, 21, 68, on verso of title-page of vol. 2, in vol. 2, pp.6, 23, 24, 99, 111, 158, 190, 245, 275; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.121

[H93]
Ashmole, Elias. Theatrum chemicum Britannicum. Containing severall poeticall pieces of our famous English philosophers, who have written the Hermetique mysteries in their owne ancient language ...  4°, London, 1652.  (Numerous corrections, additions and references by Newton; several signs of dog-earing.) Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

[H103]
Aurifontina chymica: or, A collection of fourteen small treatises concerning the first matter of philosophers, for the discovery of their, hitherto so much concealed, mercury ...  24°, London, 1680.  (Notes and references by Newton relating to other alchemical works in margins of pp.21, 93, 123, 124, 131, 147; a few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.119

[H110]
Bacon, Roger. De arte chymiæ scripta. Cui accesserunt opuscula alia eiusdem authoris.  12°, Francofurti, 1603.  (Notes and page references by Newton relating to other alchemical works on fly-leaf and pp.43-4.) Tr/NQ.16.120

[H115]
Barba, Alvaro Alonso. The first book of the Art of mettals, in which is declared the manner of their generation; and the concomitants of them. Written in Spanish. Transl. into English ...  8°, London, 1670.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.143(2)

[H127]
Basilius Valentinus. Azoth, ou Le moyen de faire l'or caché des philosophes. Reveu, corrigé & augmenté par Mr. L'Agneau Medecin.  8°, Paris, 1659.  Tr/NQ.16.124(1)

[H128]
__ Basilius Valentinus Friar of the Order of St. Benedict his last will and testament ... (6 pts.)  8°, London, [1656-]1657.  (Pt 2 has a correction by Newton in text of p.7 and references by him in margins of p.13 to 'Maier. Embl. 24, p.70' and p.16 to 'Maier. Embl. 54, p. 150'; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.135

[H129]
__ Basil Valentine his Triumphant chariot of antimony, with annotations of T. Kirkringius ...  8°, London, 1678.  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.97

[H130]
__ Les douze clefs de philosophie. Plus l'Azoth, ou Le moyen de faire l'or caché des philosophes. Traduction françoise.  8°, Paris, 1660.  Tr/NQ.16.124(3)

[H145]
Becher, Johann Joachim. Actorum Laboratorii Chymici Monacensis, seu Physicæ subterraneæ libri II ...  8°, Francofurti, 1681.  (pp.475, 506, 526, 780 turned up and a few other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.96

[H157]
Bellini, Lorenzo. De urinis et pulsibus, de missione sanguinis, de febribus, de morbis capitis, et pectoris.  4°, Francofurti, 1685.  (p.165 turned up and a few other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.8.53

[H221]
Bibliothèque des philosophes (chymiques), ou Recueil des oeuvres des auteurs les plus approuvez qui ont écrit de la pierre philosophale ... Par Le Sieur S.D.E.M. [i.e. Walter Salmon]. 2 vols.  12°, Paris, 1672-8.  Tr/NQ.16.94 [vol. 1 only]

[H225]
Bizot, Pierre. Histoire metallique de la République de Hollande. Nouv. éd. augmentée. 2 vols. & suppl.  (3 vols.) 8°, Amsterdam, 1688-90.  (A few signs of dog-earing in the set.) Tr/NQ.9.149 to 151

[H245]
Boot, Anselmus Boetius de. Gemmarum et lapidum historia. Quam olim edidit A.B. de Boot. Nunc vero recensuit, à mendis repurgavit, commentariis ... A. Toll.  8°, Lugduni Batavorum, 1636.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.85

[H250]
Borrichius, Olaus. De ortu, et progressu chemiæ, dissertatio.  4°, Hafniæ, 1668.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.92

[H259]
Boyle, Robert. Essays of the strange subtilty, determinate nature, great efficacy of effluviums ...  (4 pts.) 8°, London, 1673.  (Inscribed at foot of title-page: 'For Mr Isaac Newton from the Authour' in Oldenburg's hand; many signs of dog-earing. Newton acknowledged to Oldenburg receipt of Boyle's gift on 14 Sept. 1673 (NC, 1: 305).) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[H265]
__ Medicina hydrostatica: or, Hydrostaticks applyed to the materia medica ...  8°, London, 1690.  ('A Table of refractions given to me by Mr. Halley' in Newton's hand on fly-leaves; notes and corrections by him on unnumbered pages at back of book, relating to a 'Table of specific gravities'; 24 pages turned down or up.) Turner Collection, University of Keele Library

[H269]
__ New experiments physico-mechanicall, touching the spring of the air, and its effects ...  8°, Oxford, 1660.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.69

[H270]
__ The sceptical chymist: or Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes ...  (2 pts.) 8°, Oxford, 1680.  (Pt 1 has pp.40, 134 turned down and up, pp.213, 399, 405 up, pp.260, 279, 359, 367, 369, 400, 402, 409 down; pt 2 has pp.18, 118, 152, 235 up, pp.19, 259 down and many other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.84

[H275]
__ Tracts, containing new experiments, touching the relation betwixt flame and air. And about explosions. An hydrostatical discourse occasion'd by some objections of Dr. Henry More ...  8°, London, 1672.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.100

[H331]
Caesius, Bernardus. Mineralogia, sive Naturalis philosophiæ thesauri ...  F°, Lugduni, 1636.  (pp.66, 201 turned down, p.189 up.) Tr/NQ.18.4

[H340]
Caneparius, Petrus Maria. De atramentis cujuscunque generis ... In sex descriptiones digestum.  4°, Londini, 1660.  (pp.193, 517 turned down and many other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.7.56

[H397]
Claveus, Gasto, called Dulco. Apologia Chrysopoeiæ et Argyropoeiæ, adversus T. Erastum ... De triplici auri et argenti præparatione.  8°, Ursellis, 1602.  (p.207 turned down and a few other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.152

[H419]
Colson, Lancelot. Philosophia maturata: an exact piece of philosophy, containing the practick and operative part thereof in gaining the philosophers stone ...  24°, London, 1668.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[H436]
Conti, Luigi de'. Clara fidelisqu. admonitoria disceptatio practicæ manualis experimento veraciter comprobata. De duobus artis, & naturæ miraculis: hoc est de liquore alchaest; nec non lapide philosophico ...  12°, Francofurti, 1664.  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[H437]
__ Discours philosophiques sur les deux merveilles de l'art et de la nature. Ou Traité de la liqueur de l'Alchaest ... 2e éd., reveüe & corrigée.  12°, Paris, 1678.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.110

[H445]
Cosmopolite, ou Nouvelle lumière chimique, pour servir d'éclaircissement aux trois principes de la nature ... [By Michael Sendivogius.] Dernière éd., revue et augmentée ... 2 vols.  12°, Paris, 1691. 

[H462]
Crollius, Oswaldus. Basilica chymica cum notis Hartmanni, et Praxis chymiatrica ...  4°, Francofurti, 1647.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.81(1)

[H493]
De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum, quorum catalogum sequens pagella indicabit.  (Pt 1.) 4°, [Francoforti, 1550].  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Brinkley

[H513]
Dickinson, Edmund. Epistola ad Theodorum Mundanum philosophum adeptum. De quintessentia philosophorum et de vera physiologia ...  8°, Oxoniæ, 1686.  (Notes by Newton consisting of references to other alchemical works in margins of pp.70, 180, 187; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.89

[H554]
Enarratio methodica Trium Gebri medicinarum, in quibus continetur Lapidis philosophici vera confectio. Autore Anonymo sub nomine Æyrenæi Philalethes.  8°, [London,] 1678.  [The real author of the Enarratio is not, as Harrison tentatively conjectures, G. Starkey, though this 1678 edition does contain two short tracts written by him under his pseudonym Eirenæus Philalethes: see Newman, Gehennical Fire, 268, entry 19 in his Starkey bibliography.] (Note in Newton's hand on title-page: 'Vide Borelli Bibliothecam Chemicam p.20' [i.e. Pierre Borel, Bibliotheca chimica (Paris, 1654: H426), where there is a reference to this work]; p.212 turned up and several other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.86

[H598]
Fabré, Pierre Jean. Operum voluminibus duobus exhibitorum volumen prius [& II]. (Vol. 2 with title Opera reliqua volumine hoc posteriore comprehensa.)  4°, Francofurti ad Moenum, 1652.  (On the fly-leaf of vol.1, a list in Newton's hand of eleven of Fabré's published works under the heading 'Author opera sua hoc ordine impressit', and added at the end: 'Desumpta sunt hæc ex Libris ipsis impressis in Bibliotheca Bodleiana Oxonij'. Vol.1 has pp.37, 558, 575, 657, 686, 692 turned down, p.690 turned down and up, pp.44, 555, 685, 691 up; vol.2 pp.51, 759, 881 down, pp.62, 422, 854, 882 up, with many other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.9.174 and 175

[H605]
The fame and confession of the Fraternity of R:C: commonly, of the Rosie Cross ... By Eugenius Philalethes. [i.e. T. Vaughan, in fact the translator rather than the author, though he did supply a preface].  8°, London, 1652.  ('Is. Newton. Donum Mri Doyley' in Newton's hand on fly-leaf. Notes by Newton on the Rosicrucians on fly-leaf and in margin of p.4: see Macphail, Alchemy and the Occult, 2: 347-9, where the notes are reproduced in full.) Beinecke Library, Yale

[H649]
Garland, John. Compendium alchimiæ: cum dictionario eiusdem artis ... Omnia nunc primum in lucem edita.  8°, Basileæ, 1560.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.137(2)

[H657]
Geber. Chimia, sive Traditio summæ perfectionis et investigatio magisterii, innumeris locis emendata à C. Hornio ... Accessit ejusdem Medulla alchimiæ Gebricæ, omnia edita à G. Hornio.  24°, Lugduni Batavorum, 1668.  (Two closely written pages of Latin notes by Newton on the fly-leaves, giving his rendering of Geber's terms into contemporary versions.) Barchas Collection, Stanford University Library, QD 25 G367 (see entry under Stanford in main catalogue)

[H658]
__ Works of Geber, the most famous Arabian Prince and philosopher ... Englished by R. Russel.  8°, London, 1678. 

[H659]
__ The works of Geber, the most famous Arabian Prince and philosopher of the investigation and perfection of the philosophers-stone.  8°, London, 1686.  Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

[H740]
Harmoniæ inperscrutabilis chymico-philosophicæ, sive Philosophorum antiquorum consentientium ... decas I[-II]. [By J. Grasshoff and Johannes Rhenanus.]  (2 pts.) 8°, Francofurti, 1625.  (Notes and references by Newton all relating to Zetzner's Theatrum chemicum, vols. 4 & 5, in margins of pt 1, pp.205, 228, pt.2, pp.324, 338; pt.2, p.326 turned down and several other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.122

[H751]
Helmont, Jan Baptista van. Ortus medicinæ, id est initia physicæ inaudita ... edente F.M. van Helmont ... Ed. 4a.  F°, Lugduni, 1667 

[H752]
Helvetius, Johann Friedrich. The golden calf which the world adores, and desires: in which is handled the most rare and incomparable wonder of nature, in transmuting metals ...  12°, London, 1670.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[H838]
Introitus apertus ad occlusum regis palatium: autore Anonymo Philaletha [i.e. G. Starkey] ... nunc primum publicatus, curante J. Langio.  8°, Amstelodami, 1667. 

[H938]
Lemery, Nicolas. A course of chymistry ... 3rd ed., transl. from the 8th ed. in the French ...  8°, London, 1698.  (pp.165, 172, 210, 255, 265, 283, 296, 297 turned up, pp.167, 176, 182, 254, 262, 266, 317 down, and many other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.8.118

[H939]
__ Traité de l'antimoine, contenant l'analyse chymique de ce minéral, & un recueil d'un grand nombre d'opérations ...  12°, Paris, 1707.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.128

[H994]
Lull, Raymund. Ars magna, generalis et ultima ...  8°, Francofurti, 1596.  Tr/NQ.10.70 .

[H995]
__ De secretis naturæ sive Quinta essentia libri II. His accesserunt, Alberti Magni Summi philosophi, De mineralibus & rebus metallicis libri V ...  8°, [Argentorati,] 1541. 

[H996]
__ De secretis naturæ, seu De quinta essentia liber unus ...  8°, Coloniæ, 1567. 

[H997]
__ Liber, qui codicillus, seu vade mecum inscribitur, in quo fontes alchimicæ artis & reconditioris philosophiæ traduntur ...  8°, Coloniæ, 1563.  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.133

[H998]
__ Mercuriorum liber iam tandem subsidio manuscripti exemplaris perfectè editus. Item eiusdem Apertorium, Repertorium, Artis intellectivæ theorica & practica, Magia naturalis ...  8°, Coloniæ Agrippinæ, 1567. 

[H999]
__ Opera ea quæ ad adinventam ab ipso artem universalem, scientiarum artiumque omnium brevi compendio ...  8°, Argentorati, 1609. 

[H1000]
__ Raymundi Lullii Maioricani philosophi sui temporis doctissimi libelli aliquot chemici: nunc primùm, excepto Vade mecum, in lucem opera Doctoris Toxitæ editi ...  8°, Basileæ, 1572.  (References by Newton to other works by Lull: in margins of p.7 'Ars magica p.378, 379', p.159 'Vide Lib. Merc. p.156 l.11 & p.179 l.16'; many signs of dog-earing). Tr/NQ.16.37

[H1001]
__ Tractatus brevis et eruditus, De conservatione vitæ: item Liber secretorum seu quintæ essentiæ ...  8°, Argentorati, 1616. 

[H1003]
La Lumière sortant par soy même des tenebres, ou Véritable théorie de la pierre des philosophes ... [Variously attributed to M.-A. Crassellame and O. Tachenius.]  8°, Paris, 1687.  (p.206 turned down and many other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.117

[H1034]
The Marrow of alchemy, being an experimental treatise, discovering the secret and most hidden mystery of the philosophers elixer ... By Eirenæus Philoponos Philalethes [i.e. G. Starkey].  8°, London, 1654.  (Many signs of dog-earing. See Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, 563.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

[H1044]
Mayer, Michael. Lusus serius: or, Serious passe-time. A philosophicall discourse concerning the superiority of creatures under man.  12°, London, 1654. 

[H1045]
__ Secretioris naturæ secretorum scrutinium chymicum, per oculis et intellectui accuratè accommodata ... ingeniosissima emblemata ...  4°, Francofurti, 1687.  (Newton added the references 'p.8, 82' in margin of p.111 and 'cap. 67' on p.146; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.88

[H1046]
__ Septimana philosophica, qua ænigmata aureola de omni naturæ genere ...  4°, Francofurti, 1620. 

[H1047]
__ Silentium post clamores, hoc est, Tractatus aplogeticus, quo causæ non solùm clamorum seu Reuelationum Fraternitatis Germanicæ de R.C. sed & silentii ...  8°, Francofurti, 1617.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.19.148(2)

[H1048]
__ Symbola aureæ mensæ duodecim nationum ...  4°, Francofurti, 1617.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) S.M. Edelstein Collection, Jewish National & University Library, Jerusalem

[H1049]
__ Themis aurea; hoc est, De legibus Fraternitatis R.C. tractatus ...  8°, Francofurti, 1618.  (In a note at the foot of p.160 Newton deciphered the last 7 lines of text, printed in code, and added the key he used.) Tr/NQ.10.148(4)

[H1050]
__ Tractatus de volucri arborea, absque patre et matre, in Insulis Orcadum, forma anserculorum proueniente ...  8°, Francofurti, 1619.  (p.136 turned down and a few other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.148(1)

[H1051]
__ Verum inventum, hoc est, Munera Germaniæ; ab ipsa primitus reperta ... & reliquo orbi communicata ...  8°, Francofurti, 1619.  Tr/NQ.10.1483

[H1052]
__ Viatorium, hoc est, De montibus planetarum septem seu metallorum ...  8°, Rothomagi, 1651. 

[H1119]
Morhof, Daniel Georg. De metallorum transmutatione ad ... J. Langelottum ... epistola.  8°, Hamburgi, 1673.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.126

[H1130]
Musaeum Hermeticum omnes sopho-spagyricae artis discipulos fidelissime erudiens.  4°, Francofurti, 1625.  (Imperfect, wants title-page and pp.1-35 (Lambspring's De lapide philosophorum); pp.231, 353 turned down and several other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.115

[H1131]
Musæum Hermeticum reformatum et amplificatum, omnes sopho-spagyricæ artis discipulos fidelissimè erudiens ... Continens tractatos chimicos XXI ...  4°, Francofurti, [1677-]1678.  (pp.132, 150, 239 turned down, p.278 up, and several other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.148

[H1137]
Mynsicht, Hadrianus. Thesaurus et armamentarium medico-chymicum ... Cui in fine adiunctum est Testamentum Hadrianeum de aureo philosophorum lapide.  8°, Rothomagi, 1651.  (A few signs of dog-earing). Tr/NQ.8.68

[H1138]
Mystagogus, Cleidophorus [i.e. W. Yworth], Mercury's Caducean rod: or The great and wonderful office of the universal mercury, or God's Viceregent, displayed ... By Cleidophorus Mystagogus.  8°, London, 1702.  Probably the book sent to Newton by the author in 1702: see NC, 7: 441, where the work referred to in Yworth's [or Yarworth's, as he is called there] undated letter is tentatively (and wrongly) identified as his The complete distiller ... 2nd ed., 1705, though Newton is only known to have owned the 1st ed., 1692 [H1760]. See notes to Keynes Ms. 65 in main catalogue, and Figala and Petzold, 'Alchemy in the Newtonian Circle' for clarification of the issue. Note by Newton on fly-leaf: 'Willis his search of causes p.3, 21. Sanguis naturæ p.10 & Epistle p.27. Philadelphia p.13' (page references to works quoted in the text); many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.131(1)

[H1180]
Norton, Samuel. Alchymiæ complementum, et perfectio, seu Modus et processus argumentandi ... ab E. Deano auctior & perfectior editus ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(7)

[H1181]
__ Catholicon physicorum, seu Modus conficiendi tincturam physicam & alchymicam ... editus labore & industriâ E. Deani...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  (A few signs of dog-earing) Tr/NQ.16.101(2)

[H1182]
__ Elixer, seu Medicina vitae, seu Modus conficiendi verum aurum et argentum ... editus industriâ, & operâ E. Deani ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(3)

[H1183]
__ Mercurius redivivus, seu Modus conficiendi lapidem philosophicum ... editus opera & studio E. Deani .. auctior & perfectior.  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(1)

[H1184]
__ Metamorphosis lapidum ignobilium in gemmas quasdam pretiosas, seu Modus transformandi perlas parvas, et minutulas, in magnas & nobiles ... editus diligentia E. Deani ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(5)

[H1185]
__ Saturnus saturatus dissolutus, et coelo restitutus, seu Modus componendi lapidem philosophicum ... vero edente E. Deano, ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(6)

[H1186]
__ Tractatulus de antiquorum scriptorum considerationibus in alchymia ... editus studio, labore & industriâ E. Deani ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(8)

[H1187]
__ Venus vitriolata, in elixer conversa ... sivè Modus conficiend lapidem philosophicum ... editus studiis, & diligentiâ E. Deani ...  4°, Francofurti, 1630.  Tr/NQ.16.101(4)

[H1192]
Novum lumen chymicum. E naturæ fonte & manuali experientia depromptum: cui accessit Tractatus de sulphure ... [By M. Sendivogius.]  8°, Genevæ, 1639.  (Annotations by Newton on pp.36, 97, 116; pp. 45, 47, 67, 69, 75, 79, 88 turned down and a few other signs of dog-earing.) British Library/C.113.aa.3.(1.)

[H1208]
Opuscula quædem chemica. G. Riplei Medulla philosophiæ chemicæ [etc.] ... Omnia partim ex veteribus manuscriptis eruta partim restituta ...  8°, Francofurti, 1614. 

[H1238]
Paracelsus. Aurora thesaurusque philosophorum, Theophrasti Paracelsi, Germani philosophi, & Medici præ cunctis omnibus accuratissimi. Accessit Monarchia physica per G. Dorneum ...  8°, Basileæ, 1577.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.9.170(2)

[H1239]
__ Congeries Paracelsicæ chemiæ de transmutationibus metallorum, ex omnibus quæ de his ab ipso scripta reperire licuit hactenus. Accessit genealogia mineralium, atq[ue] metallorum omnium, eiusdem autoris. G. Dorneo interprete.  8°, Francofurti, 1581.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.9.170(1)

[H1296]
Philadelphia, or Brotherly love to the studious in the hermetick art ... Written by Eyreneus Philoctetes.  12°, London, 1694.  [The author is probably not, as Harrison tentatively conjectures, G. Starkey: not listed in Newman's bibliography of Starkey's pseudonymous publications, Gehennical Fire, 262-70.]

[H1301]
Philosophiæ chymicæ IV. vetustissima scripta, I. Senioris Zadith F. Hamuellis Tabula chymica. II. Innominati philosophi Expositio tabulæ chymicæ.  III. Hermetis Trismegisti Liber de compositione. IV. Anonymi veteris philosophi Consilium coniugii ... Omnia ex Arabico sermone Latina facta, & nunc primum in lucem producta. 8°, Francofurti, 1605.  (Long index-note by Newton on fly-leaf headed 'Authores a Seniore citati' and listing 18 authors with page numbers for each, ranging from one reference to twenty (for 'Hermes'), also short references to other writers on pp.2-5, 47, 98, 114, 117-19, 124, 133, 207; several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.136

[H1302]
A Philosophical epistle, discovering the unrevealed mystery of the three fires of the Sophi. [Signed Cloidophorus Mystagogus, i.e. W. Yworth.]  8°, [c. 1702].  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.131(2)

[H1309]
Philosophie naturelle de trois anciens philosophes renommez: Artephius, Flamel, & Synesius, traitant de l'art occulte, & de la transmutation metallique.  Dernière éd. [of Trois traitez de la philosophie naturelle ...]. 4°, Paris, 1682.  (pp.21, 31 turned down and several other signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.93

[H1310]
__ [Another copy.]  Tr/NQ.16.77(5)

[H1311]
La philosophie naturelle restablie en sa pureté. Où l'on void à découvert toute l'œconomie de la nature, & où se manifestent quantité d'erreurs de la philosophie ancienne ... [By J. d'Espagnet.]  8°, Paris, 1651.  (A few signs of dog-earing) Tr./NQ.10.81

[H1378]
Reconditorium ac reclusorium opulentiæ sapientiæque numinis mundi magni, cui deditur in titulum Chymica vannus ... (With Commentatio de pharmaco catholico ...) [By J. de Monte Snyder.]  (2 pts.) 4°, Amstelodami, 1666.  (Many page and line references by Newton in margin of pt 2, pp.12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 29, 48, 66, 68, 72, 75; several signs of dog-earing in pt 2.) Tr/NQ.16.80

[H1397]
Rhenanus, Johannes Opera chymiatrica, quæ hactenus in lucem prodierunt omnia à plurimis ...  8°, Francofurti, 1668.  Tr/NQ.8.90

[H1405]
Ripley, George. Opera omnia chemica, quotquot hactenus visa sunt ...  8°, Cassellis, 1649.  (Notes by Newton, mainly references to alchemical books, on pp. 18, 101, 123, 171, 383, 401; several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.149

[H1407]
Ripley reviv'd: or, An exposition upon Sir George Ripley's hermetico-poetical works ... Written by Eirenæus Philalethes [i.e. G. Starkey] ...  8°, London, [1677]-1678. 

[H1445]
Sanguis naturæ, or, A manifest declaration of the sanguine and solar congealed liquor of nature. By Anonimus [i.e. C. Grummet].  8°, London, 1696.  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.172

[H1446]
__ [Another copy.]  (Note in Newton's hand inserted: 'Sanguis Naturæ, at Sowles [the bookseller] a Quaker Widdow in White Hart Court at ye upper end of Lombard Street'; many signs of dog-earing.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

[H1473]
Schroeder, Johann. Quercetanus redivivus, hoc est, Ars medica dogmatico-hermetica, ex scriptis J. Quercetani ... Ed. 2a. 3 vols. in 1.  4°, Francofurti, 1679. 

[H1478]
Secrets reveal'd: or, An open entrance to the shut-palace of the King ... by ... Anonymous, or Eyræneus Philaletha Cosmopolita [i.e. G. Starkey] ...  8°, London, 1669.  (Heavily annotated and corrected throughout by Newton with some margins completely filled with notes; many signs of dog-earing. See Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, 470 and plate XII.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (see entry under Wisconsin-Madison in main catalogue)

[H1485]
Sendivogius, Michael. A new light of alchymie ... Also nine books of the nature of things, written by Paracelsus ... Also a chymicall dictionary ... Transl. out of the Latin ... by J. F[rench].  3 pts. 4°, London, 1650.  (Several signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.130

[H1553]
Starkey, George. Pyrotechny asserted and illustrated, to be the surest and safest means for art's triumph over nature's infirmities ...  8°, London, 1658. 

[H1608]
Theatrum chemicum, præcipuos selectorum auctorum tractatus de chemiæ et lapidis philosophici antiquitate, veritate, jure, præstantia, & operationibus, continens ... [Ed. by L. Zetzner etc.] 6 vols.  8°, Argentorati, 1659-61.  (Numerous annotations, textual corrections and references by Newton in vols. 1, 3-6, with vols. 3 and 5 very copiously annotated; very many pages turned down: see Sotheran Catalogue 800 (1926: Item 12098), and catalogue of Hampton & Sons, Thame Park, Oxfordshire (1920: Item 978).)

[H1619]
Le Tombeau de la pauvreté. Dans lequel il est traité clairement de la transmutation des metaux ... Par un philosophe inconnu [i.e. d'Atremont] ...  12°, Paris, 1673.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.109

[H1623]
Tractatus aliquot chemici singulares summum philosophorum arcanum continentes. 1. Liber de principiis naturæ, & artis chemicæ, incerti authoris. 2. Johannis Belye Angli tractatulus novus, & alius Bernhardi Comitis Trevirensis,  ex Gallico versus. Cum fragmentis E. Kellæi, H. Aquilæ Thuringi, & J.I. Hollandi. 3. Fratris Ferrarii tractatus integer ... 4. Johannis Daustenii Angli Rosarium ... [Ed. by L. Combachius.] 8°, Geismariæ, 1647.  (At the end of the preface (p.15), signed 'L.C.' Newton added 'is est Lud. Combachius. Vide Bibl. Chem. p.64' (a reference to Borel's Bibliotheca chimica [H246]); a few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.147

[H1641]
Tres tractatus de metallorum transmutatione. Quid singulis contineatur, sequens pagina indicat. Incognito auctore. Adjuncta est Appendix Medicamentorum Antipodagricorum & Calculifragi ...  Nunc primum in lucem edi curavit M. Birrius. 8°, Amstelodami, 1668.  [In fact by 'Eiren&ae;us Philalethes', i.e. G. Starkey: see Dobbs, Foundations, 131-2, and Newman, Gehennical Fire, 267 (entry 18 in his Starkey bibliography; Newman gives the publication date as 1669).] (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.10.144

[H1642]
Le Triomphe hermetique, ou La pierre philosophale victorieuse ... [By A.T. de Limojon de Saint-Didier.]  8°, Amsterdam, 1689.  (Below the author's name, printed at the end of the book (p.153) as the anagram 'DIVES SICUT ARDENS, S***', Newton appended his solution 'S.E. Sanctus Didierus'; many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.123

[H1644]
A true light of alchymy. Containing, I. A correct edition of the Marrow of alchymy [by Eirenæus Philoponos Philalethes, i.e. G. Starkey]  ... II. The errors of a late tract called, A short discourse of the quintessence of philosophers ... III. The method and materials pointed at, composing the Sophick Mercury ... 12°, London, 1709.  Tr/NQ.16.95(2)

[H1675]
Venette, Nicolas. Traité des pierres qui s'engendrent dans les terres & dans les animaux, où l'on parle exactement des causes qui les forment dans les hommes ...  12°, Amsterdam, 1701.  (A few signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.8.58

[H1685]
Vigani, Giovanni Francesco. Medulla chymiæ, variis experimentis aucta, multisq; figuris illustrata.  8°, Londini, 1683.  (Annotations by Newton in margins of pp.8 & 9; a few signs of dog-earing.) Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[H1718]
Webster, John. Metallographia: or, An history of metals ...  4°, London, 1671.  (Many signs of dog-earing.) Tr/NQ.16.150

[H1760]
Yworth, William. Introitus apertus ad artem distillationis; or The whole art of distillation practically stated ...  8°, London, 1692. 

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