Title from caption title (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, 140 leaves; [iv], 1-23, 23-84, 84-135, 126-262, [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script in the hand of Charles Rainsford with a note laid into the manuscript written in a second
Decoration: Several pen and ink drawings of alchemical apparatus (p. 137, p. 153); alchemical symbols throughout.
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Front and back pastedowns have come loose from boards. Paper is stained and deteriorating
due to moisture damage.
Origin: Written in England in the second half of the 18th century.