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Alchemical tonics & herbs, all of the classical and medieval herbals testify to its toxic qualities.British Library MS. Egerton 747, Salernitan Herbal c. 1280-1310
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Alchemical tonics & herbs, all of the classical and medieval herbals testify to its toxic qualities.British Library MS. Egerton 747, Salernitan Herbal c. 1280-1310

Alchemical tonics & herbs, all of the classical and medieval herbals testify to its toxic qualities.British Library MS. Egerton 747, Salernitan Herbal c. 1280-1310

Alchemical tonics & herbs, all of the classical and medieval herbals testify to its toxic qualities. Egerton Salernitan Herbal c.

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Alchemical symbols in Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu 'l-Qasim al-'Iraqi inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs in British Library in London, MS Add 25724
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Alchemical symbols in Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu 'l-Qasim al-'Iraqi inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs in British Library in London, MS Add 25724

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Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi in British Library
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Due to the influence of peoples integrated into the Islamic Empire, especially of Egyptian origin, there was an extensive development of al.

Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi in British Library

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Alchemy: Miscellaneous treatises on alchemy, including John Lydgate’s "The Churl and the Bird." England, second half of the 15th century. An Alchemy artwork.
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"Serpents et Bufo gradiens super terram, Aquila volans" It means: "A serpent and a toad coming up above the earth, a flying eagle" - Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum

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Alchemy: Miscellaneous treatises on alchemy, including John Lydgate’s "The Churl and the Bird." England, second half of the 15th century. An Alchemy artwork.

Alchemy:  Miscellaneous treatises on alchemy, including John Lydgate’s "The Churl and the Bird." England, second half of the 15th century. An Alchemy artwork.
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Mandrake: A plant with human-shaped roots, that shrieks when it is pulled from the earth British Library, Harley MS 1585, Folio 57r
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British Library, Harley MS Folio A dog is being used to pull out a mandrake, which gives a deadly scream when uprooted.

Mandrake, the belief was, that anyone who hears the plant's cry dies or goes mad.

Mandrake: A plant with human-shaped roots, that shrieks when it is pulled from the earth British Library, Harley MS 1585, Folio 57r

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British Library, Harley 4338, f. 1v. Boethius, Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) Bourges, 1477. ‘Philosophy’.
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British Library, Harley 4338, f. 1v. Boethius, Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) Bourges, 1477. ‘Philosophy’.

British Library, Harley 4338, f. 1v. Boethius, Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) Bourges, 1477. ‘Philosophy’.
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British Library, Harley 3469 f. 2. Salomon Trismosin, Splendor Solis (1582)
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Salomon Trismosin, about 1535

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British Library, Harley 3469 f. 2. Salomon Trismosin, Splendor Solis (1582)

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A drawing of the world, from a sixteenth century alchemical treatise and diagrams, with God wearing a crown above, Christ in Majesty and the Devil bound below; (Egerton 845 f.15). (British Library)

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Illustration from a manuscript in the British Library, MS. Sloane 3667, a 17th century copy of George Ripley Marrow of Alchemy.

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Three circular diagrams, the central of which is a table in red and black, likely for determining the date of Easter. The lower diagram appears unfinished, while the upper circle contains a line drawing in brown of two Franciscan friars and an angel (London, British Library, MS Harley 3734, f. 1v).

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