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[Compendium alchimiae].

Title:
[Compendium alchimiae].
Abstract:
Alchemical treatise attributed to John of Garland concerning minerals, elixirs, the Smaragdine Tablet, a popular piece of Hermetica that was reputed to contain the secret to the creation of the philosopher's stone, and an alphabetical list of alchemical synonyms. Includes occasional references to works by other authors such as the 16th-century alchemist Isabella Cortese and the Dominican friar Vincent of Beauvais (p. 4) and a list of contents (p. ii).
Creator:
Johannes, de Garlandia, active 13th century.
Date:
1750
Description:
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
Format:
79 leaves : paper; 165 x 100 (127 x 77) mm bound to 174 x 105 mm
Identifier:
9962935933503681; (OCoLC)ocn898474650; (OCoLC)898474650; (PU)6293593-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Latin
Provenance:
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. 575, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (initials, p. iii; stamps throughout).; 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.
Publisher:
[Italy?], [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.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, Latin.; 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 Italy in the second half of the 18th century.; Binding: Contemporary parchment.; Title supplied by cataloger.; Pagination: 79 leaves; [iv], 1-92, 97-115, [116-153], 156, [iv]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners. Horizontal catchwords, lower right corners. Pages 93-96 of the text appear to be lacking.; Layout: Written in 25-27 long lines.; Script: Written in a semi-cursive script by what appears to be a single hand.; Latin.
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1664