REMARKS UPON ALCHYMISTS AND THE SUPPOSED OBJECT OF THEIR PURSUIT, SHOWING THAT THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, IS A MERE SYMBOL, Signifying Something Which Could Not Be Expressed Openly Without Incurring the Danger of an Auto de Fe. By an Officer of the United States Army. For Private Circulation.
Carlisle, PA: Printed at the Herald Office, 1855. First Printing. Tie-bound pamphlet with wear at the bottom of cover; else, VERY GOOD+ copy in original state. Hitchcock's first printed work, and one of the earliest original publications on the subject in America. Adrian Harrington says, "It is noted in Pritchard's "Alchemy, A Bibliography of English-Language Writings", but he could not locate a copy to examine. It appears in none of the other major bibliographies or collections. Pritchard ". A Rarity. (Item ID: A30-14448)