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Illen A. Cluf
12-11-2011, 07:34 PM
Does anyone happen to have an English translation (crude or otherwise) of Denis Zecaire's (Zechaire) treatise, Opuscule Tres Excellent de la Vraie Philosophie Naturelle des Metaux?

Thanks
IAC

Salazius
04-25-2012, 11:25 AM
Not to my knowledge.

It's an arduous task for a non french speaker to read it in french, it's a work edited at first in 1574 by Benoist Rigaud Lyon.

http://books.google.fr/books?id=7OdyL0h8MAAC&hl=fr&hl=fr&pg=PA3&img=1&zoom=3&sig=ACfU3U2qNvjPjrxZN6ECPjxKkIsBIZGFbg&ci=5%2C263%2C984%2C1470&edge=0

Illen A. Cluf
04-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Not to my knowledge.

It's an arduous task for a non french speaker to read it in french, it's a work edited at first in 1574 by Benoist Rigaud Lyon.



I was afraid of that. It is reputed to be a very important and revealing document. I have already made a rough English translation of the entire document and will have to continue to improve it.

jnjone4
04-28-2012, 06:06 PM
I was afraid of that. It is reputed to be a very important and revealing document. I have already made a rough English translation of the entire document and will have to continue to improve it.

Good day, if you google this: http://chrysopee.zzl.org/liste_auteurs.php hit translate, scroll down to Zechaire, then download. To get the whole page translated I have to keep refreshing the page. There are many authors on this site that are interesting.

Illen A. Cluf
04-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Good day, if you google this: http://chrysopee.zzl.org/liste_auteurs.php hit translate, scroll down to Zechaire, then download. To get the whole page translated I have to keep refreshing the page. There are many authors on this site that are interesting.

Thank you - I never knew about that trick about refreshing the page when translating a document using Google. It must be in old French since there are numerous words that Google could not translate. Thanks also for finding that site. I had linked to it several years ago, but the URL was no longer valid. I was wondering where it had moved to.