The little-known New England expatriate George Starkey (1627–1665)
was the fictional creation Eirenaeus Philalethes ("Peaceful
Lover of Truth"), a pseudonym Starkey adopted to disseminate
anonymously his theories on early pharmaceutical medicine and
in R.A.M.S. :
"The Chemists Key of Henry Nollius."
Published by Eugenius Philalethes, London, 1657. S. Bacstrom M.D.
"The Chemists Key to shut and Open: As the True Doctrine
of the Corruption and Generation in Ten brief Aphorisms~ illustrated
with most plain and faithfull commentaries, out of the pure Light
of Nature." R.A.M.S. 1977. 38 pages. (CHEMISTSKEY: .doc,
.pdf, .jpg). More Info.
"Three Tracts on Medicine: Metamorphosis of Metals,
Brief Guide to the Celestial Ruby, and, Fount of Chemical Truth"
by Eirenaeus Philalethes. Tres tractatus de metallorum transmutatione.
Amsterdam, 1668. 63 pages. (PHILALETHES: .doc, .pdf). More
of the immortal liquor called Alkahest", or Ignis-Aqua
by Eirenaeus Philalethes ..., London : Printed for William Cooper
"Secrets reveal'd", or, An open entrance
to the shut-palace of the King containing the greatest treasure
in chymistry never yet so plainly discovered / composed by a most
famous English-man, styling himself anonymus or Eyraeneus Philaletha
cosmopolita ... ; published for the benefit of all Englishmen
by W.C., Esq., a true lover of art and nature., London : Printed
by W. Godbid for William Cooper ..., 1669.
"Ripley reviv'd", or, An exposition
upon Sir George Ripley's hermetico-poetical works containing the
plainest and most excellent discoveries of the most hidden secrets
of the ancient philosophers, that were ever yet published / written
by Eirenaeus Philalethes ..., London : Printed by Tho. Ratcliff
and Nat. Thompson, for William Cooper ..., 1678.
"The Marrow of Alchemy" being an experimental
treatise, discovering the secret and most hidden mystery of the
philosophers elixer : divided into two parts, the first containing
four books chiefly illustrating the theory, the other containing
three books, elucidating the practique of the art ... / by Eirenaeus
Philoponos Philalethes., London : Printed by A.M. for Edw. Brewster
"An exposition upon Sir George Ripley's Epistle to King Edward
IV" written by Eirenaeus Philalethes Anglus, cosmopolita.,
London : Printed for William Cooper ..., 1677.
"Collectanea Chymica" a collection
of ten several treatises in chymistry, concerning the liquor alkahest,
the mercury of philosophers, and other curiosities worthy the
perusal / written by Eir. Philaletha, Anonymous, Joh. Bapt. Van-Helmont,
Dr. Fr. Antonie ... [et al.]., London : Printed for William Cooper
"A Breviary of Alchemy", or, A commentary
upon Sir George Ripley's recapitulation being a paraphrastical
epitome of his twelve gates / written by AEyrenaeus Philalethes
..., London : Printed for William Cooper ..., 1678.