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Aleilius
07-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Gesner, Conrad - New book of destination of waters called the Treasure of Euonymus, containing the most wonderful hid secrets of nature, touching the most apt formes to prepare and destil medicines. - London, Day, 1565.

I've tried searching for a copy of this text on Google, but I couldn't find any free copies available. Does anybody have a PDF copy of this book?

Would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Albion
07-09-2011, 05:12 PM
I've tried searching for a copy of this text on Google, but I couldn't find any free copies available. Does anybody have a PDF copy of this book?

Here's a lovely first edition [over 30 more images available on that page]:

http://www.lux-et-umbra.com/catalogue-book-gesner1559.htm

http://www.lux-et-umbra.com/books2/ges3.jpg


Also, sometimes I click on the "Find in a Library" line on the right or left of the Google Books page of the title I'm interested in, type in my area code, and then either go to the local Princeton University or Theological Seminary Library - or see if my Public Library can obtain it for me via interlibrary loan.

Early English Books Online has it. I've never registered with them, so I don't know if they charge a membership fee of some sort. However, you might consider it worthwhile to join as I seem to recall that they have a number of Olde Achemie Texts available.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A01662.0001.001?view=toc

http://www.amazon.com/destillatyon-Treasure-containing-wonderful-conservation/dp/1171278721/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310232714&sr=1-1

Aleilius
07-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Thanks for searching Albion. The images of the first edition are great! Too bad they're not all scanned. Bah! I'm pretty surprised that the work of this individual is widely unknown to most modern spagyrists/alchemists. Can't believe it's remained fairly hidden.

I might give that a interlibrary loan a shot.

The search continues...

Aleilius
07-09-2011, 05:32 PM
Nice!

http://www.lux-et-umbra.com/books2/ges2.jpg

The way this book is written kind of reminds me of the style of John French's Art of Distillation. It's a collection of the works & processes of others too (along with Conrad's own works I believe).

Aleilius
07-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Please somebody, find a complete scan of this work!