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Ms. Codex 1702 - [Notes on cabala]
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[Notes on cabala] [manuscript].
[England], circa 1783.
Physical description:
191 leaves : paper ; 245 x 185 mm. bound to 251 x 205 mm.
Notes on cabala collected by Charles Rainsford and copied into a commonplace book containing 10 introductory pages of printed material including a title page, introduction, and template for an alphabetical index, partially filled in by Rainsford. Sections include how to predict a plentiful or scarce season by observing the type of insect on an oak apple (p. 24), notes on the Persian magi (p. 22), the origin of the Evil Principle (p. 94), the Symbols of Pythagoras (p. 127), and writings on the book of Enoch and the seventy-two divine names of angels (p. 162).
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 191 + i (contemporary paper) leaves; [x], 1-4, 4-5, 5, 7-98, 100-184, [185-372]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script in the hand of Charles Rainsford.
Binding: Contemporary half leather.
Origin: Written in England circa 1783 (printed title page, p. i).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1702.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1702
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