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The Rosary of the Philosophers

This is a transcription of the 18th century English translation of the Rosarium in MS Ferguson 210. The text was originally printed as part II of De Alchemia Opuscula complura veterum philosophorum..., Frankfurt, 1550. It contained a series of 20 woodcuts.

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Part 5

A commentary on the symbolism of the Rosarium philosophorum by Adam McLean
The emblem sequence from the Rosarium

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