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Image caption[Four modes of distillation]
Image Type Print (Woodcut)
Image Date [not after 1542]
Size 8.5 x 10.5 cm.
Call number Smith 540.1 J116 1542 P.41R
Notes Alchemy. Distillation by ascension, in water ["Primus distillationis modus"] and in ashes ["Secondus distillationis modus"]; by filtration ["Tertius distillationis modus"]; and by descension ["Quartus distillationis modus"].
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Alembic Distillation  Glassware 
Descending Furnace (Descensory) Distillation  Glassware 
Receiver Filtration   
Publishig information
Author Jabir ibn Hayyan,
TitleGeberis philosophi perspicacissimi, svmma perfectionis magisterii in sua natur ex bibliothecae Vaticanae exemplari undecunq...
PublisherApud Petrum Schoeffer... ; Apud Dominum Ioannem Baptistam Pederz
PlaceVenetiis; Brixiensem
Imprint Date1542
Location in Bookp.[41]r.