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[Medical and philosophical compendium]; [manuscript].

Title:
[Medical and philosophical compendium] [manuscript].
Abstract:
Collection of works copied by Charles Rainsford that includes texts on the Druze people and their religion, classical philosophers, and a final section of medical recipes and remedies. Also includes a partial list of contents (p. 30). There is a cracked but intact red wax seal on p. 80.
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
138 leaves : paper; 193 x 158 (165 x 115) mm. bound to 200 x 168 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn917935277; (OCoLC)917935277; (PU)6293581-penndb-Voyager
Language:
English, with some Greek and a few words in Hebrew.
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. 610-614, 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:
[Gibraltar?, between 1750 and 1799]
Subject:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Druzes -- Early works to 1800.; Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Manuals (instructional materials); Prescriptions.; Seals (artifacts); Manuscripts, English; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Rainsford, Charles,; Northumberland, Hugh Percy,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1696
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts