Secrets reveal'd, or, An open entrance to the shut-palace of the King : containing the greatest treasure in chymistry never yet so plainly discovered

  • 1669
London: Printed by W. Godbid for William Cooper ...
  • Physical volume previously owned by Sir Isaac Newton; profusely annotated in the hand of Sir Isaac Newton

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Secrets revealed, or, An open entrance to the shut-palace of the King
An open entrance to the shut-palace of the King
London: Printed by W. Godbid for William Cooper ...
Description of Original
30 unnumbered pages, 120 pages, 8 unnumbered pages ; 18 cm.
Location of Original
University of Wisconsin—Madison. Libraries. Department of Special Collections : Vault Duveen D 1328
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  1. [Cover]
  2. [Title Page]
  3. To the Right Honourable, the Lord Lucas, Baron of Shenfield in Essex
  4. The publishers epistle to the English reader
  5. The epistle dedicatory of John Langius, publisher of this author in Latin
  6. The preface of John Langius to the reader
  7. The authors preface
  8. Chap. 1. Of the necessity of the Sophick [Mercury] for the Work of the Elixir
  9. Chap. 2. Of the Principles composing the [Mercury] Sophical
  10. Chap. 3. Of the Chalybs of the Sophists
  11. Chap. 4. Of the Magnet of the Sophists
  12. Chap. 5. The Chaos of the Sophi
  13. Chap. 6. The Air of the Sophists
  14. Chap. 7. Of the first Operation of the Preparation of the Sophick Mercury, by the Flying Eagles
  15. Chap. 8. Of the labour and tediousness of the first Preparation
  16. Chap. 9. Of the vertue of our Mercury upon all the Metals
  17. Chap. 10. Of the Sulphur which is in the Sophical Mercury
  18. Chap. 11. Of the Invention of the perfect Magistery
  19. Chap. 12. Of the manner of making the perfect Magistery in general
  20. Chap. 13. Of the Use of a ripe [Sulphur], in the Work of the Elixir
  21. Chap. 14. Of the requisite Circumstances in general, belonging to this Work
  22. Chap. 15. Of the accidental Purgation of Gold and Mercury
  23. Chap. 16. Of the Amalgamation of the [Mercury] and Gold, and of the due weight of both
  24. Chap. 17. Of the Preparation, Form, Matter, and Closing the Vessel
  25. Chap. 18. Of the Philosophical Furnace or Athanor
  26. Chap. 19. Of the Progress of the Work in the first Forty Dayes
  27. Chap. 20. Of the appearing of Blackness in the Work of Sol and Luna
  28. Chap. 21. Of the Burning of the Flowers, and how to prevent it
  29. Chap. 22. The Regimen of Saturn, what it is, and whence it is denominated
  30. Chap. 23. Of the various Regimens of this Work
  31. Chap. 24. Of the first Regimen of the Work, which is of Mercury
  32. Chap. 25. Of the second Regimen of the Work, which is of Saturn
  33. Chap. 26. Of the Regimen of Jupiter
  34. Chap. 27. Of the Regimen of Luna
  35. Chap. 28. Of the Regimen of Venus
  36. Chap. 29. Of the Regimen of Mars
  37. Chap. 30. Of the Regimen of Sol
  38. Chap. 31. The Fermentation of the Stone
  39. Chap. 32. The Imbibition of the Stone
  40. Chap. 33. The Multiplication of the Stone
  41. Chap. 34. Of the manner of Projection
  42. Chap. 35. Of the many Uses of this Medicine
  43. The Contents
  44. The Characters Explained
  45. [Cover]