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La filosophia naturale di molti celebri et antichissimi; [manuscript].

La filosophia naturale di molti celebri et antichissimi [manuscript].
Alchemical treatise that discusses calcination, distillation, and transmutation as well as practical instructions for experiments and medicinal recipes. The end of the first volume also has a sonnet about the philosopher's stone (V. 1, f. 408r). Includes indices that are organized by subject (V.2, f. v recto-xi verso, 355r-364r) and lists of contents (V. 1, f. i verso; V.2, f. xii recto-xv verso) written in French. The first volume contains a foldout diagram between f. 320-321 and there is a fragment of a printed leaf laid into the second volume between f. 7-8.
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
2 v. (410, 416 leaves) : paper; 210 x 160 (173 x 130) mm. bound to 222 x 180 mm. + 1 note.
(OCoLC)ocn913579883; (OCoLC)913579883; (PU)6293554-penndb-Voyager
Italian, with notes in French.
Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.; Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 592.1 and 592.2, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).; Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.
[Italy?], 1721.
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Magic -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Talismans -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Diagrams.; Drawings.; Manuals (instructional materials); Recipes.; Manuscripts, Italian; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Personal Name:
Rainsford, Charles,; Northumberland, Hugh Percy,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1681