London John M. Watkins, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 450 copies only, 200 for sale. Item #15252
A FINE COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. Frontispiece. [xiii],159 pages. Small 8vo. Signed by Hamilton-Jones on rear of front free end paper. The attributed author was said to be an Asiatic Mauritanian, but recently identified the author as Johann Otto von Helwig (1654-1698), a German alchemist and physician. The first publication, from an eighteenth century manuscript.