“Symbolic chemistry”, which faces the following chemical manuscript.
On page 69 a title reads: “A copy of the second manuscript of chemical magic, the original of which is preserved at the Holy Cross Monastery, and which was handed over to me ['concessum'?] in 1748. This manuscript contains some things that are worth knowing and which seem to succeed in practice; certain other matters which are raised in the more commonplace manner of the chemists [i.e. presumably pure chemistry rather than alchemy]; matters that might be commended more to theory [rebus??] than to practice; and, finally, some rural superstitions and magic spells for devouring souls [sic], as well as something about the magic mirror known as the “English mirror”, and which latter matters are here omitted (for I did not wish to describe them).
NB. The preceding illustrations relate to this manuscript.