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Aurea Catena Homeri.

Title:
Aurea Catena Homeri.
Abstract:
Copy of an alchemical treatise that discusses the creation and decomposition of matter as well as the transmutation of metals and has practical instructions for conducting experiments with fermentation, distillation, and the generation of animals, vegetables, and minerals. Also includes a table of contents (v. 1, f. 7r-9v) and an alphabetical index (v. 2, f. 184r-197v).
Creator:
Kirchweger, Anton Joseph, -1746.
Date:
1770
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
2 volumes (220, 269 leaves) : paper; 193 x 134 (166 x 115) mm bound to 205 x 145 mm
Identifier:
9962935613503681; (OCoLC)ocn913517035; (OCoLC)913517035; (PU)6293561-penndb-Voyager
Language:
German
Provenance:
Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.; 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.; Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 593.1 and 593.2, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).
Publisher:
[Germany], 1770.
Relation:
https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/23/
Subject:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.; Alchemy.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism.; Codices.; Diagrams.; Drawings (visual works); Treatises.; Manuscripts, European.; Manuscripts, German.
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:
http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?
Notes:
Ms. codex.; Origin: Written in Germany in 1770 (note, v. 1, f. 1r).; Title from caption title (f. 1r).; Foliation: V.1: Paper, 220; [x, 1-210]; V.2: Paper, 269; [v, 1-264]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Irregular contemporary numbering in outer margins of some leaves.; Layout: Written in 23 long lines.; Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.; Binding: Contemporary parchment. Binding of v. 1 is pulling loose from text block. Several blank leaves in v. 2 are uncut at the top edge.; Decoration: Several diagrams (v. 1, f. 2v, 183v; v. 2, f. 94v); occasional use of alchemical symbols (for example, v. 1, f. 6v).; German.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1682