Pretiosa Margarita Novella de Thesauro, ac Pretiosissimo Philosophorum Lapide.
Venice: The Sons of Aldus,
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.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.