Pretiosa Margarita Novella de Thesauro, ac Pretiosissimo Philosophorum Lapide.

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Creator

Bono, Pietro.

Title

Pretiosa Margarita Novella de Thesauro, ac Pretiosissimo Philosophorum Lapide.

Publisher

Venice: The Sons of Aldus,

Date

1546.

Description

This compilation of alchemical texts by Pietro Bono (fl. 1323–1330) is one of the earliest publications on alchemy, and the only work on the subject printed by the Aldine Press. The Aldine bibliograper Renouard evocatively notes that many copies of this book bear signs of fire damage, implying that the text was actually used in the attempt to turn base metals into gold.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Bono, Pietro. , “Pretiosa Margarita Novella de Thesauro, ac Pretiosissimo Philosophorum Lapide. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 19, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/248.