THE ART OF DISTILLATION. Together with a Description of the Chief Furnaces & Vessels Used by Ancient and Moderne Chymists; Also, Discourse on Divers Spagiricall Experiments and Curiosities; and the Anatomy of Gold and Silver, with the Chiefest Preparations and Curiosities thereof; To which is added, The London-Distiller.

London: Printed for E. Cotes at the Sign of the Bible, in Little Britain without Aldergate, 1653. SECOND EDITION, but first to contain the London-Distiller {see Duveen and Cooper}. Marbled paper over boards; quarter bound in brown calf. Contemporary signatures on fly leaf showing previous owners, 1659 to 1741, etc. "Recipe for Good Fortune" in an old hand {probably John Gill's} on rear of this "signature page; title page well worn with some slight flecking, but all text is clear and distinct; A VERY GOOD+ VOLUME with several nice figures of alchemical equipment en texte. 191 [1 blank]; 64 [16] pages -- collates complete. Ferguson lists only the 1667 edition. Wing 1402. Wing F-2172; Pritchard 149; Duveen, p. 231; Ferguson I, 293. Octavo. Item #14881

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