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).
Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner.; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner.
Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)
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.