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Sedziwój, Michal (ca. 1556-ca. 1646)
A new light of alchymie : taken out of the fountaine of nature, and manuall experience. To which is added a treatise of sulphur / written by Micheel Sandivogius. Also nine books of the nature of things, written by Paracelsus ... Also a chymicall dictionary explaining hard places and words met withall in the writings of Paracelsus and other obscure authors
London : Printed by Richard Cotes, for Thomas Williams, 1650

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Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, popularly known as Paracelsus, 1493-1541, was a Renaissance alchemist, matter theorist and Christian apologist who had an extraordinary influence on early modern matter theories and chemistry. Famous for his medical cures and his chemical philosophy, his work was taken up by the likes of J.B. van Helmont and became one of the dominant strands in early modern natural philosophy. His works were very popular in the seventeenth century as testified by this 1650 edition of some of his voluminous writings.

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