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The Hermetic Museum

The Book of Lambspring, fig. 6 (public domain image)

This is the main index for Arthur Edward Waite’s Hermetic Museum. This is one of the largest collections of Alchemical tracts, first published in Latin in 1678. Waite translated it into English and issued it in two volumes in 1893. It appears in its entirety here on the Internet for the first time. Full bibliographic information can be found via either one of the volume index pages, (here, and here).


Title Page
Preface to the English Edition
Preface to Latin Original
Contents of Volume I
The Golden Tract Concerning the Stone of the Philosophers
The Golden Age Restored
The Sophic Hydrolith
A Demonstration of Nature
A Short Tract or Philosophical Summary
The Only True Way
The Glory of the World; or, Table of Paradise
A Tract of Great Price
The Book of Alze
The Book of Lambspring
The Golden Tripod


Title Page
Table of Contents
Believe-Me, or The Ordinal of Alchemy
The Testament of Cremer
The New Chemical Light
New Chemical Light
An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King
A Subtle Allegory Concerning the Secrets of Alchemy

The Three Treatises of Philalethes

Title and Contents
I. The Metamorphosis of Metals
II. A Brief Guide to the Celestial Ruby
III. The Fount of Chemical Truth

Helvetius’ Golden Calf
The All-Wise Doorkeeper or A Fourfold Figure