Methodus chymica

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. One manuscript.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship. Alchemical treatise with instructions for the preparation of a transmuting substance. Attributed to Paracelsus both in the heading and closing. Has “nothing to do with Paracelsus,” according to Sudhoff.

Time of writing. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Kassel, Landesbibliothek: 4° Ms. chem. 58, f. 118v–123r

First printed: not printed

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 727–728, 780 n° II/17

Further bibliographical references:

Broszinski, Manuscripta chemica in quarto (2011), 193.