In case with original, badly wormed, binding and endpapers. Written throughout by one, perhaps two, hands in mid-sixteenth-century italic.
Paper codex in Latin, Italian, and Spanish Front pastedown: [This page and the recto of the facing front flyleaf are covered with small ink drawings of alchemical apparatus, mostly flasks and other glasswork on the left page, similar equipment, as well as a ""Bain-Marie"" and a large furnace on the facing right page, each drawing labeled. Verso of the front flyleaf is blank.] Compiled by Johannes Baptista F----- probably a Genoese connected with the Franciscan Order.
Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Drawing--16th century Italian poetry--16th century Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Italian Latin Spanish; Castilian
Drawings Illustrations Manuscript waste (Binding) Manuscripts, Renaissance--Italy--16th century
Archives or Manuscripts
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Book of Secrets: Alchemy
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Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000
Mellon MS 36
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Witten, Laurence C. and Pachella, Richard. Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon. Volume Three: Manuscripts, Mellon MS 36. Alchemical Miscellany. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 558
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