Of Natural and Supernatural Things, of the First Tincture, Root, and Spirit of Metals and Minerals, of the Medicine or Tincture of Antimony and a Work
Canon Basilius Valentinus, also known under the Anglicized version of his name, Basil Valentine, was a 15th-century alchemist. So little is known about him that even his name cannot be corroborated; during the 18th century it was suggested that he was Johann Tholde. He wrote dozens of important publications on alchemy in Latin and German. They have been translated into man...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published August 14th 2009 by Dodo Press
(first published February 8th 1670)
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I learned quite a lot from the perspective of how 15th century Alchemists thought. Although I haven't finished the book in one long stretch. I often at times find myself going back to it and reading it. For anyone interested it can be found at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26340/...