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Chemical observations.

Title:
Chemical observations.
Abstract:
Working notebook of alchemical notes, recipes, and processes by Charles Rainsford.
Date:
1750
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
123 leaves : paper; 159 x 98 mm bound to 160 x 105 mm
Identifier:
9962935903503681; (OCoLC)ocn919161424; (OCoLC)919161424; (PU)6293590-penndb-Voyager
Language:
English
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.; 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. 622, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014n (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).
Publisher:
[England?], [between 1750 and 1799]
Relation:
https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/23/
Subject:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Alchemy.; Occultism.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Notebooks.; Manuscripts, English.; Manuscripts, European.
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:
Ms. codex.; Origin: Written in England in the second half of the 18th century.; Title from inscription on upper cover.; Foliation: Paper, 123 leaves; 2-124; contemporary foliation in ink, upper left verso. The recto of the first leaf is numbered 1 and the verso is numbered 2, with the foliation following consistently from that point to the end.; Binding: Contemporary leather with metal clasp.; Script: Written in a cursive script in the hand of Charles Rainsford, with notes in what appears to be a second hand.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1705