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by Basil Valentine (Author), Phillip Wheeler (Author)
Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine is one of the most important alchemical works available to modern students. "Here Follow the Twelve Keys of Basilius Valentinus, the Benedictine, with which we may open the doors of the knowledge of the Most Ancient Stone and unseal the Most Secret Fountain of Health." This edition includes information on the possible correct ordering of the Keys. With additions by Philip Wheeler, this book was added to the R.A.M.S. (Restorers of Alchemical Manuscripts Society) library by Hans W. Nintzel in the mid-1980s.
It is believed that Basilius Valentinus was born in 1394 and that he joined the Benedictine Brotherhood, eventually becoming Canon of the Priory of St. Peter at Erfurt, near Strasburg, although we have no proof. Basil Valentine was the originator of many chemical preparations of importance. Among these are the preparation of spirit of salt (hydrochloric acid), oil of vitriol (sulfuric acid), and the extraction of copper from its pyrites by transforming it first into copper sulfate then plunging a bar of iron into the solution. He is also said to have discovered antimony.
Philip Wheeler was a member of the Restorers of Alchemical Manuscripts Society (R.A.M.S.). R.A.M.S. was formed in the 1970's by Hans W. Nintzel for the purpose of obtaining and restoring only the very best works on Alchemy. Most of these works are now available in The R.A.M.S. Library of Alchemy. Mr. Wheeler believes that the subject of Alchemy deserves further study. This belief is shared by many others, including Dr. Lawrence Principe, professor at Johns Hopkins University. While Hans Nintzel made these works available only to a select few, Mr. Wheeler has embarked on this long-term endeavor to make the entire R.A.M.S. library available to everyone.
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