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Collection of extracts related to the fraternity of the RC.

Title:
Collection of extracts related to the fraternity of the RC.
Abstract:
Collection of excerpts from treatises concerning Rosicrucianism compiled by and copied in the hand of Charles Rainsford, with a general preface at the beginning (p. xxxi). A letter addressed to Joseph Banks is laid into the manuscript between p. 140-141 and contains Hebrew characters. Includes an alphabetical index at the beginning (p. iii-xxx) and a table of contents at the end (p. 676).
Date:
1750
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
357 leaves : paper; 236 x 186 (215 x 145) mm bound to 246 x 205 mm + 1 note
Identifier:
9962935653503681; (OCoLC)ocn913790851; (OCoLC)913790851; (PU)6293565-penndb-Voyager
Language:
English; Latin; Greek, Modern (1453-); Hebrew
Provenance:
Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.; 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. 595, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).
Publisher:
[England], [between 1750 and 1799]
Relation:
https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/23/
Subject:
Rosicrucians -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Rosicrucians.; Occultism.; Codices.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, English.; Manuscripts, European.
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 England in the second half of the 18th century.; Title from title page (p. i).; Pagination: Paper, 357; [xxxii], 1-3, [i], 1-149, 148-277, [278-676]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.; Layout: Written in 16-18 long lines.; Script: Written in a cursive script in the hand of Charles Rainsford.; Binding: Contemporary half leather.; English, with some Latin, a few lines in Greek, and Hebrew characters on leaf laid into manuscript.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1684