R. Abrahami Eleazaris Uraltes Chymisches Werck


The British Library

The British Library
London, United Kingdom

According to legend, Nicolas Flamel had discovered a rare manuscript that explained how to make the Philosopher’s Stone. This book claims to be a translation of that lost text, and is attributed to the Rabbi Abraham Eleazar. In this picture, a serpent and a crowned dragon form a circle, head-to-tail. This is a common alchemical illustration. It symbolises the unification of ‘primary matter’ with the ‘universal spirit’, essential in the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone. Shown here: p. 10


  • Title: R. Abrahami Eleazaris Uraltes Chymisches Werck
  • Date Created: 1735
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Erfurt
  • Type: Printed book
  • Original Source: 8905.a.15.
  • Rights: Public Domain. For more information visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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