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[Italian alchemical miscellany].

Title:
[Italian alchemical miscellany].
Abstract:
Collection of alchemical recipes preceded by a few brief treatises (including a commentary attributed to Hortulanus and a work referring to Arnaldus de Villanova). Folios 1-2, 40 and 42-43 are blank. There is a short guide, index or key in a later hand at the end (f. 41r).
Date:
1550
Format:
43 leaves : paper, illustrations; 213 x 155 (194 x 134) mm bound to 222 x 150 mm
Identifier:
9915517553503681; (OCoLC)ocn155962624; (OCoLC)155962624; (CStRLIN)PAUR94-A261; (PU)1551755-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Latin; Italian
Provenance:
Acquired, 1965.
Publisher:
[Italy], [between 1550 and 1650]
Relation:
Epistola Hermetis.; De lapide minerali.; Vera operatio Arnaldi.
Subject:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Alchemy.; History.; Chemistry.; Chemistry -- History.; Codices.; Manuscripts, European.; Recipes.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, Latin.; Manuscripts, Renaissance.; Drawings (visual works)
Type:
Manuscripts
Personal Name:
Arnaldus,
Rights:
https://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?
Notes:
Script: Written in a cursive script.; The incipits of the first (Verum est sine mendatio..., f. 3r) and fourth (Recipe limatura lupi limati libram unam...) works are listed in Thorndike and Kibre, Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin.; Origin: Written in Italy between the late 16th and the early 17th century.; Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).; Foliation: Paper, 43; 1-2¹⁶ 3-6¹ 7⁸(-1); [1-43]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto, irregular contemporary pagination/foliation in ink, upper right recto.; Ms. codex.; Binding: 17th-century Italian pasteboards. Paper frayed at the edges. Some evidence of worm and rodent damage. Lower outer edge of upper cover and many front folios badly damaged, possibly resulting in some slight loss of text.; Watermarks: Several different designs, including one which appears to be a cardinal's hat but is too faint to read.; Decoration: Several ink drawings of chemical apparatus (f. 9v); many chemical and alchemical symbols throughout.; Latin, with some Italian.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 131