Alchemy Treatise

Alchemy Treatise

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Caption: An alchemical treatise from 1622. Alchemy was the pseudo-scientific predecessor of chemistry. Among other pursuits, alchemists searched for formulas that would turn base metals into gold. They sought wisdom and the secret to immortality. Color enhancement of BN6671.

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