The Centre of Nature Concentrated

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A handwritten translation into English (by F.E. in the 19th century) from a German translation by D.J.O.H. (Helbigius in 1682). The original was written in Arabic. Ali Puli, also known as Alipili, is the attributed author of a number of 17th-century alchemical and hermetic texts. However, his historical existence is doubtful. He is described as a Mauretanian Christian of Asiatic extraction; also variously as an Arab (because he was said to have written in Arabic), and a Moor. Most probably, Ali Puli is the pseudonym of Johann Otto von Helwig (1654-1698), a German physician, alchemist and author).

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 volume (approximately 38 pages)
Alternative title
  • The center of nature concentrated. Or Ali Puli his tractate of the regenerated salt of nature.
Additional physical characteristics
  • Handwritten. Consists of a 38 l. 1/4 leather bound volume. Hand-coloured initial letter at beginning of text, part of text in red ink (l. 31).
Physical repository Collection
  • 19th Century Manuscripts
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 1999-019
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • March 14, 2022
Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
DOI
Rights
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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