A collection of his alchemical writings, with some additional related matter by others

Creator:
Christopher, of Paris
Published/Created:
North Italy,
[ca. 1540]
Physical Description:
ff. i + 168 + i : paper ; 252 x 175 (185 x 112) mm.
Materials:
paper
Notes:
Script: Written by a single good italic hand, sometimes hasty toward the end of the codex.
Rubricated, headings often in red.
Binding: Original plain parchment wrapper without ties, back with three raised bands, soiled and worn. Plain edges.
Mary Mellon, acquired from William Gannon (bookseller), New York, 1941; Mellon MS 145. Gift of Paul and Mary Mellon, 1965.
ff. 1r-167r correctly paginated 1-333 and the pagination used in the detailed description, the remainder unnumbered, of ff. 170 originally, single leaves apparently canceled originally and cut away by the copyist after ff. 162 and 164, as noted in the detailed collation, but not noted in the description as the original pagination is consecutive.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper of the writings of Christopher of Paris (pseudonym for a Venetian exile), including his major work, Lucidario, with its supplementary alphabet, plus three letters.
Topics:
Alchemy--Early works to 1800
Alphabet books
Italian letters
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Italian
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Mellon MS 31
Orbis Record:
9878642
Orbis Barcode:
39002104687802
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
10676416
Citation:
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 31.
Christopher of Paris, A Collection of Alchemical Writings. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
10676223
PID:
digcoll:3873268

Number of Pages: 343
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