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Scienza cabalistica... [etc.].

Title:
Scienza cabalistica... [etc.].
Abstract:
Collection of cabalistic texts that discuss numerology, ciphers, anagrams, and chiromancy with numerous tables and diagrams throughout.
Date:
1700
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
87 leaves : paper; 211 x 148 (169 x 105) mm bound to 218 x 162 mm
Identifier:
9962935533503681; (OCoLC)ocn908764487; (OCoLC)908764487; (PU)6293553-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Italian; Latin
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. 591, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014.
Publisher:
[Italy], [between 1700 and 1799]
Relation:
https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/23/
Subject:
Anagrams -- Early works to 1800.; Cabala -- Early works to 1800.; Cabala.; Ciphers -- Early works to 1800.; Ciphers.; Numerology -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Anagrams.; Palmistry.; Occultism.; Numerology.; Palmistry -- Early works to 1800.; Manuscripts, European.; Diagrams.; Manuals (instructional materials); Manuscripts, Italian.; Codices.
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:
Title from title page of first work (f. 2r).; Origin: Written in Italy in the 18th century.; Decoration: Pen and ink diagrams of hands for use in chiromancy (f. 77r-81v).; Binding: Contemporary parchment. Front and back pastedowns are detached from boards. Paper is stained due to mold and moisture damage, particularly the first and last few leaves.; Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 87 + i (contemporary paper); [1-87]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.; Layout: Written in 22 long lines.; Script: Written in a semi-cursive script by a single hand.; Ms. codex.; Italian and Latin.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1680