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Ms. Codex 1695 - Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687 - Chymical Processes of the Duke of Buckingham
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Author:
Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687.
Title:
Chymical Processes of the Duke of Buckingham [manuscript].
Origin:
[England?, between 1750 and 1799]
Physical description:
142 leaves : paper ; 202 x 161 mm. bound to 210 x 165 mm. + 1 note.
Summary:
Alchemical compendium that primarily discusses metals and minerals and includes instructions for chemical experiments and processes such as the transmutation of metals or making small pearls larger (p. 241) as well as practical applications such as remedies for the pox (p. 96).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
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 hand.
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.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1695.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1695
 
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