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Ms. Codex 1682 - Kirchweger, Anton Joseph, -1746 - Aurea Catena Homeri
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Kirchweger, Anton Joseph, -1746.
Aurea Catena Homeri [manuscript].
[Germany], 1770.
Physical description:
2 v. (220, 269 leaves) : paper ; 193 x 134 (166 x 115) mm. bound to 205 x 145 mm.
Copy of an alchemical treatise that discusses the creation and decomposition of matter as well as the transmutation of metals and has practical instructions for conducting experiments with fermentation, distillation, and the generation of animals, vegetables, and minerals. Also includes a table of contents (v. 1, f. 7r-9v) and an alphabetical index (v. 2, f. 184r-197v).
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Foliation: V.1: Paper, 220; [x, 1-210]; V.2: Paper, 269; [v, 1-264]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Irregular contemporary numbering in outer margins of some leaves.
Layout: Written in 23 long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Several diagrams (v. 1, f. 2v, 183v; v. 2, f. 94v); occasional use of alchemical symbols (for example, v. 1, f. 6v).
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Binding of v. 1 is pulling loose from text block. Several blank leaves in v. 2 are uncut at the top edge.
Origin: Written in Germany in 1770 (note, v. 1, f. 1r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1682.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1682
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