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[Alchemical compendium].

Title:
[Alchemical compendium].
Abstract:
Extracts from works on chemistry and alchemy. Includes sections on distillation, calcination, fermentation, and discussion of the philosophers' stone. Also includes a list of contents (p. iii-viii).
Date:
1750
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
164 leaves : paper; 300 x 205 (280 x 160) mm bound to 313 230 mm
Identifier:
9962935633503681; (OCoLC)ocn913600158; (OCoLC)913600158; (PU)6293563-penndb-Voyager
Language:
German
Provenance:
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. 594, 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.
Publisher:
[Germany?], [between 1750 and 1799]
Relation:
https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/23/
Subject:
Alchemy.; Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Chemistry -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Chemistry.; Codices.; Manuscripts, German.; Manuscripts, European.; Manuscripts, Latin.
Type:
Manuscripts
Personal Name:
Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner.; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner.
Corporate Name:
Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)
Rights:
https://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?
Notes:
Ms. codex.; Origin: Written in Germany[?] in the second half of the 18th century.; Title supplied by cataloger.; Pagination: Paper, 164 leaves; [xvi], 1-15, 17-268, 268-320; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.; Layout: Written in 45 long lines.; Script: Written in a semi-cursive script by a single hand.; Binding: Contemporary parchment. Several leaves are detached.; German, with some words in Latin and marginal notes in English.
Call Number:
Oversize Ms. Codex 1683