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Salazius
01-30-2015, 02:54 PM
A new book is edited "Process of Mr Yardley" translated in french by Jean Julien Champagne, in 1913.

http://www.archerjulienchampagne.com/m/article-125452760.html

Both french and English versions are in the book. With very nice hand calligraphy.

500 copies are edited only.

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The exposed process is not complete, but in the same of the Rams material.

I have not yet read it, but I will give my opinion here afterward.

JDP
01-30-2015, 09:18 PM
This process can also be found in one of the manuscripts (I forget which one at this moment) of Bacstrom that have been kindly uploaded here for free by the Getty Research Institute:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Bacstrom%2C+Sigismon d%22

It is basically a variant on the Von Suchten/Starkey distillation of mercury from antimonial amalgams claim. The fact that Garden's son, who communicated the process to Bacstrom (Garden's father had gotten the process directly from Yardley), died in the very poorhouse that (ironically) he founded himself:

http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqSearch=((text)='alchemy')&dsqPos=377

Would seem to strongly suggest that the process does not work, at least not as given.

Illen A. Cluf
01-30-2015, 10:24 PM
This process can also be found in one of the manuscripts (I forget which one at this moment) of Bacstrom that have been kindly uploaded here for free by the Getty Research Institute:


That particular process can be found in Volume 14 of this set.

IMO the process seems to be based on an incorrect (i.e. literal) understanding of what the philosophical Mercury is. No wonder he died in a poor house.