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Alchemy Trunk

An Alchemy Trunk

2" x 2 3/4" x 2"
This medieval trunk is made or stained and weathered walnut, and has quite a lot of antiqued brass strapping. There are two paper labels under brass frames on the lid.

The trunk contains an astonishing ten volumes of the classics of alchemy, ranging from Forman's On The Divisions of Chaos,  to Agricola's A Treatise on Gold. All are bound in paper resembling parchment, and all the titles are helpfully translated into English. The books are blank inside, but this just makes them more mysterious.

The trunk also contains some period ephemera: maps, scrolls, and a detached signature of an unknown book that seems to be a set of hand-written notes.

This product was added to our catalog March 25. 2018