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Ms. Codex 111 - [Alchemical miscellany]
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Title:
[Alchemical miscellany] [manuscript].
Origin:
[England, between 1582 and 1630]
Physical description:
96 leaves : paper ; 346 x 223 mm. bound to 351 x 226 mm.
Summary:
Collection of 34 alchemical treatises, verses and recipes. More than a quarter of them are by George Ripley; other authors represented are Ramón Llull, Guido de Montanor, Geber, Pearce the Black Monk, Johan Isaäc Hollandus, Arnaldus de Villanova, and Constantine the African.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Collation: Paper, 96; 1¹⁰, 2¹⁴, 3¹⁰, 4¹⁶, 5¹⁰, 6¹⁴, 7¹⁰, 8¹⁰(+2); [i], 1-10, [11-95]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto; modern foliation in pencil, upper and lower right recto. Catchwords in lower right, each recto, of texts 4 and 6.
Script: Written in a cursive script, erroneously identified as the hand of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland (see note on f. [i]), more likely the hand of the first owner, H. Bayle (see R. Newhauser's article, p. 123).
Watermarks: See The New Briquet, v. 1, p. 72, no. 8081 (Nicholas le Bé of Tryes, ca. 1582).
Binding: Contemporary limp vellum with monogram HB on upper cover and title Alchemy on spine; binding loose; vellum cover split and cracked at spine; cover completely detached from front hinge and spine, coming loose from back hinge. Several quires loose; f. 48-49 completely detached..
Origin: Written in England, after 1582 (f. 43r) and before 1630 (Newhauser, p. 122-123).
Forms part of: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 111
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 111

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 16th century
Century: 17th century
Date: 1582
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Alchemy
Subject: Chemistry
Subject: History
Related names: Arnaldus, de Villanova, d. 1311
Related names: Bayle, H., former owner
Related names: Constantine, the African, ca. 1020-1087
Related names: Geber, 13th cent
Related names: Hollandus, Johan Isaäc, 15th cent
Page material: Paper