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Roger Bacon (c.1214 - 1292)
Among the most famous Franciscan friars from this time, Roger Bacon studied at Oxford, and later worked on optics and the refraction of light through lenses, leading to the development of spectacles. He had a reputation as unconventional, pursuing learning in alchemy and magic - interests which earned him the soubriquet 'Doctor Mirabilis'. This led to his rejection from the Order and eventual imprisonment. He died in Oxford not long after his release.
Roger Bacon was ahead of his time: he sought reform the calendar and, among many other projects, he discussed the possibility of early concepts of automobiles, aeroplanes and submarines. In 1266, many of these observations were published in his Opus Maius, only recognised centuries later for its brilliance and astonishing modernity.
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TITLES in R.A.M.S. :
"Tract on the Tincture and Oil of Antimony" by Roger Bacon (circa 1220 - 1292). "On the true and right Preparation of Stibium, to heal human weaknesses and illnesses therewith, and to improve the imperfect metals. From Friedrich Roth-Scholtz, Deutsches theatrum chemicum, N¸rnberg: Adam Jonathan Felsecker, 1731. 18 pages. (OILOFANTIMONY: .doc, .pdf). More Info.
"Radix Mundi" by Roger Bacon. Translated out of the Latin into English and claused by: William Salmon, professor of physick. R.A.M.S. 1977. 79 pages. (RADIXMUNDI: .doc, .pdf, .jpg). More Info.
"Mirror of Alchimy" composed by the thrice-famous and learned fryer, Roger Bachon, sometimes fellow of Martin Colledge: and afterwards of Brasen-nose Colledge in Oxenforde.; London. 1270. Printed by Thomas Creede for Richard Olive. 1597. Including: The Smaragdine Table of Hermes, Trismegistus of Alchimy; A briefe Commentarie of Hortulanus the Philosopher, upon the Smaragdine Table of Hermes of Alchimy; The Booke of the Secrets of Alchimie; and, An excellent discourse of the admirable force and efficacie of Art and Nature. 63 pages. (MIRRORALCHIMY: .doc, .pdf). More Info.


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