Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, 178; [ii], 1-62, 62-120, 120, 122, 122-149, [xxv]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper center recto.
Layout: Written in 24-26 long lines; ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a cursive script by what appears to be a single hand.
Decoration: Seventeen watercolor illustrations of alchemical apparatus (for example, f. 59v); headings and underlining in
red ink throughout.
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Paper is stained, weak, and deteriorating along the gutter due to moisture damage, particularly
the inside of the upper hinge and the first two leaves. Second quire is almost completely detached due to broken sewing.
Origin: Written in London in 1798 (f. i recto).