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Collection of extracts related to the fraternity of the RC.

Collection of extracts related to the fraternity of the RC.
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).
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
357 leaves : paper; 236 x 186 (215 x 145) mm bound to 246 x 205 mm + 1 note
9962935653503681; (OCoLC)ocn913790851; (OCoLC)913790851; (PU)6293565-penndb-Voyager
English; Latin; Greek, Modern (1453-); Hebrew
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).
[England], [between 1750 and 1799]
Rosicrucians -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Rosicrucians.; Occultism.; Codices.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, English.; Manuscripts, European.
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)
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