Medical and alchemical miscellany and herbal.

Published/Created:
Middle Europe (Prague?),
[ca. 1440]
Physical Description:
ff. 329 : paper ; 220 x 153 (160 x 105) mm.
Notes:
Script: The greater part of the manuscript (except the unnumbered quires 15-19) written by a single hand in a clear, round, and steady Gothica cursiva. Quires 15-19 written in a similar but more pointed and flowing hand, sometimes more condensed, similarly decorated.
Headings, foliation, rubrics, and capital strokes in red.
Binding: Probably original. Brown calf, the covers ruled with triple parallel lines to a pattern of four rectangles within a rectangle, the larger rectangle crossed with similar ruling; indications of five center and corner pieces on each cover, possibly of iron and certainly fastened with iron nails, now lost; indications of two missing clasps and catches at the fore-edges of the covers; heavily repaired at fore-edges, hinges, and backstrip, the original back divided into four compartments by five heavy double bands, a modern morocco label in the second compartment from the top gold-stamped between double gold rules top and bottom: "ALCHEMICAL-MEDICAL
MISCELLANY
-
MANUSCRIPT
MIDDLE EUROPE
XVTH CENTURY".
Pagination refers to openings, i.e. facing pages.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper of the compilation of a physician interested in medicine, alchemy, and herbs. Includes three texts by Krisean z Prachatic, a physician, herbalist, and teacher of Prague University; Albicus, De regimine sanitatis, a treatise on the treatment of paralysis and the plague; Albicus, Regimen for King Wenceslaus of Bohemia (1361-1419); several alphabets of general scientific terms in Latin with Czech and/or German equivalents; Latin names of herbs with Czech and sometimes Polish equivalents; John of Rupescissa, De consideratione quinte essentie; and hundreds of medical and alchemical recipes.
Associated Names:
Johannes, de Rupescissa, ca. 1300-ca. 1365 [Contributor]
Křišt̕an z Prachatic, ca. 1366-1439 [Contributor]
Wenceslas, Emperor of Germany, 1361-1419 [Owner]
Topics:
Alchemy--Early works to 1800
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc
Herbs--Early works to 1800
Latin language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.--Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medicine, Medieval
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Arabic
Czech
German
Latin
Polish
Genre:
Manuscripts, Medieval
Marginalia
Recipes
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Mellon MS 9
Orbis Record:
9877681
Orbis Barcode:
39002091547639
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11870893
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 9.
Medical and Alchemical Miscellany and Herbal. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11870152
PID:
digcoll:4003050

Number of Pages: 671
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