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Ms. Codex 1644 - Towneley, John, -1704 - Collegium chymica
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Towneley, John, -1704.
Collegium chymica [manuscript].
[Leiden], 1681.
Physical description:
128 leaves : paper ; 210 x 158 (136-155 x 105-110) mm bound to 224 x 175 mm.
Chemical manuscript with instructions for preparing several hundred substances, both pharmaceutical and alchemical. Entries for a few preparations include references to earlier authorities such as Paracelsus, Ruland, and Glauber. The entries in an alphabetical index in two columns at the end of the volume appear to be in Towneley's hand and to cover the whole volume, but page numbers were added later, both to the manuscript and to the index, only through 194.
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, i (19th-century) + 128 leaves + i (19th century); [i-ii], 1-100, 100, 100-175, 178-179, 176-194, [195-250]; early foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in cursive script by John Towneley.
Binding: 19th-century calf, blind-tooled, gilt spine title.
Origin: Written at the university in Leiden in 1681 (front flyleaf, p. i).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1644
Contained in:
Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Fund.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1644
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