Title supplied by cataloger; title written in Latin on upper cover is too abraded to be read easily.
Collation: Paper, i + 123 + i; 1¹², 2-7¹⁰, 8¹⁰(+1), 9-12¹⁰; 1-75, [i], 76-122; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right
recto. Gatherings signed a-i, k-m, lower right recto of leaves in first half of each gathering.
Layout: Written in 26-29 long lines; ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script in a single hand, with a second, slightly later hand beginning on f. 120v.
Decoration: Diagram of alchemical devices (f. 22v); sketches in ink of crowns (f. 9v, 23r); 4-line and 5-line puzzle initials
in red and green (f. 2r, 47r), alternating green or red initials and paragraph marks throughout; red underlining throughout;
various chemical and alchemical symbols used in the text and marginalia.
Watermark: Piccard XIII. iii. 1638 (ca. 1483); also, cf. Piccard IV. xii. 252 and 253 (ca. 1487 and 1488).
Binding: Contemporary boards with remains of bronze clasp; rebacked with 19th-century morocco; spine is worn, particularly
at the hinges. Title (abraded) written on upper cover. The second and last quires and the front endleaf are pulling loose.
A few leaves are torn.
Origin: Written in Germany, in the third quarter of the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).