Frontispiece of Alchemical Treatise

Frontispiece of Alchemical Treatise

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Caption: Frontispiece of an alchemical treatise, 1622. Alchemy was the pseudo-scientific predecessor of chemistry. Among other pursuits, alchemists searched for formulas that would turn base metals into gold.

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