Livre de raison; [manuscript] :; recettes de medecine et d'alchimie, vers latins et français, etc. - Colenda Digital Repository
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Livre de raison; [manuscript] :; recettes de medecine et d'alchimie, vers latins et français, etc.

Title:
Livre de raison [manuscript] : recettes de medecine et d'alchimie, vers latins et français, etc.
Abstract:
Collection of accounts and recipes (pharmaceutical and alchemical). Contains two different texts, on f. 1r-42r and f. 69r-91v. The second text begins at the opposite end of the volume. Folios 42v-68v are blank. Includes recipes for alchemical operations, such as calcination, sublimation, solution, putrefaction, distillation, fixation, transmutation, etc., and descriptions of ovens and vessels to be used in the manipulations. Also includes medical prescriptions for all kinds of conditions, such as stone and gravel, plague, smallpox, toothache, apoplexy, hemorrhoids, stomachache of old people, etc. Also includes personal notes, expense accounts, verses, etc. The second text includes the poems: "Si tibi suspecta est uxor dubiique pudoris / non habeas pulcros famulos pulcrosque sodales" (f. 78v); "Dies in mensibus infelices ex Roberto Flud[d]: Janu vini albi polatio convenit ..." (f. 76v); "Pour le roy [Louis XIV] en l'annee 1687 lors de son entrée à Paris: La vie de Louis le grand / Estonne toute la nature ..." (f. 71v); and Pour Mr. le duc duVerneil le jour de son entree a Carcassone: Dites moy dame ..." (f. 70r).
Format:
93 leaves : paper, ill.; 199 x 149 mm. bound to 196 x 147 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn155962612; (OCoLC)155962612; (CStRLIN)PAUR94-A255; (PU)1580541-penndb-Voyager
Language:
In a French dialect, with some Latin and Italian.
Provenance:
Acquired, 1960.
Publisher:
[France, 16--]
Subject:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Chemistry -- History.; Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.; Pharmacology -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Accounts.; Poems.; Prescriptions.; Recipes.; Manuscripts, French; 17th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Fludd, Robert,; Louis
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 125
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts