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Ms. Codex 518 - Tractatus de formulis
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Title:
Tractatus de formulis [manuscript].
Origin:
[France?, circa 1766]
Physical description:
130 leaves : paper ; 202 x 132 mm. bound to 210 x 140 mm.
Summary:
First treatise in Latin consists of formulas for medical remedies including alteratives, purgatives, sudorifics, vermifuges, diuretics, emmenagogues, refrigerants, febrifuges, stomachics, emetics, emollients, astringents, etc. with an index to the formulas. Second treatise in French consists of alchemical operations and formulations, some of which also have medical applications.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title Tractatus de formulis from f. 3r. Title of the second treatise, Operations de chymie, is on f. 87r (p. 169). Note that this second title is incorrect in Zacour-Hirsch, Supplement A, which has "Observations de chymie."
Pagination: Paper, i (modern paper) + 130 + i (modern paper); 1-163, [164-260]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script in what appears to be a single hand, with the exception of four medical remedies on f. 120v, 121r-v. in a second hand. On f. 2r preceding the first page of the text is "Ad usum Steph. Bremond to philatro," and the date 1766.
Binding: 19th-century[?] quarter parchment.
Origin: Possibly written in France, circa 1766 (p. iii).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 518
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 518
 
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