Al-Jawbari

Full name: 
'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Umar Zain al-Din al-Dimashqi
Arabic name: 
الجوبري
Date of birth: 
1222

'Abd al-Rahman al-Jawbari provided a long inventory of shady alhchemical dealings. Around the year 1220, al-Jawbari wrote a book called The Revelation of Secrets that details a variety of cheats and swindles. He recounts the sleights of hand used by false alchemists to dupe the unwary-gold hidden inside charcoals, under the false bottom of a crucible, or within metal implements that is made to appear at the right moment as if produced by transmutation.

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