Title from title page (p. 1); half title Currus triumphalis antimonii (p. vii).
Pagination: Paper, i (modern) + 159 + i (modern) leaves; [i-viii], 1-288, [289-310], contemporary pagination in ink, modern
pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 24 long lines.
Script: Written in cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: 7 pen-and-ink illustrations, comprising the half title vignette, with the title Currus triumphalis antimonii
and attribution Romijn de Hooghe fecit 1671 (p. viii); title-page vignette copying the title page of a printed book (p. 1);
and five illustrations in the text of chemical apparatus (p. 161, 187, 197, 243, 252). The illustrations are on pieces of
slightly darker paper pasted into the manuscript. The text is in a black ink; the commentary is in a lighter red or brown
ink that has faded in many places, sometimes to the point of illegibility. Underlining, marginal headings, and symbols keyed
to the commentary in the text are in the same faded red or brown ink.
Binding: Modern cloth over cardboard by Eberhardt, 1961 (note, end flyleaf); due to tightness of binding, some text is in
Origin: Possibly written in Amsterdam, ca. 1671 (based on title page copied from printed edition, p. 1).
Forms part of: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection.