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The Alchemy Collection: The Art of Distillation
The Alchemy Collection: The Art of Distillation

The Alchemy Collection: The Art of Distillation by John French & Adam Goldsmith spotlights a premiere revised & brillantly restored edition of John French's Art of Distillation including original illustrations from the 1651 manuscript.

Section one contains the following: a dedication; a preface; an introduction; a description of tools, equipment, and alchemical glassware to be used in distillation; a definition list of technical terms & a number of rules to be considered in the art of distillation.

Sections two, three, four, and five details methods & processes of creating a wide variety of distilled waters, spirits, oils, and acids from the three kingdoms (vegetable, animal, and mineral/metals).

The sixth section describes a number of unique spagyric curiosities, experiments, and other particulars.

The seventh section is entirely dedicated to experiments involving gold & silver. In this chapter John French describes to us a number of processes involving the use of silver & gold. A few are mentioned here: the aurum potabile, the tree of the philosophers, the elixir from electrum, and the stone of the philosophers.

This work has been newly revised, edited, and compiled by Adam Goldsmith, and republished by VITRIOL Publishing in 2012. Here's your chance to own a great color collectors edition of the Art of Distillation by John French & Adam Goldsmith.

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