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Chemical characters from several authors.

Chemical characters from several authors.
Copies of lists of chemical nomenclature and symbols including an unidentified text in Latin and followed by lists attributed to the alleged 15th-century alchemist Basilius Valentinus and the 18th-century chemist Hieronymus von Ludolf. Later additions to the manuscript include Antoine Lavoisier's definitive work on the standardization of chemical nomenclature in which he introduces the concept of elements and compounds (1787) and Jean-Henri Hassenfratz and Pierre-Auguste Adet's subsequent publication of standardized symbols corresponding to Lavoisier's new nomenclature (1799). Includes an alphabetical index for p. 1-52 (index, p. 22-34).
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
125 leaves : paper; 185 x 123 mm bound to 189 x 125 mm
9962934463503681; (OCoLC)ocn898044187; (OCoLC)898044187; (PU)6293446-penndb-Voyager
English; Latin; Greek, Modern (1453-)
Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.; Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 573B, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (initials, p. i).; Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist; bookplate, inside upper cover); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.
[England], [1769-1809]
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Alchemy.; Occultism.; Chemistry.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Chemistry -- Early works to 1800.; Codices (bound manuscripts); Manuscripts, European.; Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.; Lists.
Personal Name:
Adet, Pierre-Auguste, 1763-1832.; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner.; Berthollet, Claude-Louis, 1748-1822.; Fourcroy, Antoine-Franc╠žois de, comte, 1755-1809.; Hassenfratz, J. H. (Jean-Henri), 1755-1827.; Jackson, William.; Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794.; Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815.; Ludolf, Hieronymus von, 1708-1764.; Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner.; Basilius Valentinus.
Corporate Name:
Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)
Ms. codex.; Origin: Written in England between 1769 (p. i) and 1809.; Title from title page (p. i).; Binding: Contemporary quarter leather.; Decoration: Pen and ink drawings of chemical and chemistry-related symbols used throughout; extensive use of red ink.; Script: Written in a cursive script by what appears to be multiple hands.; Pagination: Paper, 125 leaves; [ii], 1-11, 11-52, [53-247]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. Pages 71-247 blank. Folio following title page has been cut out resulting in a loss of text.; English, with definitions and terms in Latin and a single word in Greek.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1662