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The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts


  • Shelfmark: O.7.35
  • Manuscript Title: ALCHEMICA.
  • James Number: 1363  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xv.
  • Physical Description: 19 lines to a page. Well written.
  • Provenance: 

    Belonged to Dr Dee. A table of contents in his hand precedes f.1.

    Jois Viennensis}
    Alberti }Chymica quaedam.

    This agrees exactly with No. 188 in the Catalogue of his MSS.

    On the 3rd flyleaf is the name (xvi) W. harbartt.

  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. Marked D. 15. No. 232.
  • Size (cms): 16 x 12.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 15th century
  • Folio: 224 + 28 ff.
  • Collation:  12 flyleaves. l8-288. 16 flyleaves. The old numbering of the leaves is very incorrect.
  • Second Folio:    tamquam radices
  • Notes:    No f85, 148, 156-9 or 227.
  • On the first leaves a tract has been begun and not finished.
    The opening words are
    Florentissime zelator sapiencie.
    Two pages and a few lines are written.

    1. f.1 Bacon, in epistola ad Clementem papam Cap. 1
    Secundum quod sunt 4 or elementa sic sunt quatuor corpora quorum quodlibet componitur ex elementis sed ex uno per dominium.
    Ends f.3b: Et quanto magis iste ordo iteretur tanto magis augmentatur sna claritas et uirtus.
    Expl. tres medicine lapidis.

    2. Receipt.
    f.3b Recipe sulphur (vif) quantum uolueris

    3. f.4 Morienus in ro(sario) libro 19
    Verum cum secundum initium materie.
    Further extracts from the Rosarium f.5b 9, 10b, 16 etc. continuing to f.33 where is a rubric.
    Prima pars huius libri morieni in Ro. est in libro 19 in fine libri in hoc signo +.
    f.33 Lines
    Rerum iuncturam coitus notat et genituram etc.

    4. f.33b Modus faciendi vermyon probatus
    With diagram of furnace.

    5. f.36 Ue opinionibus operantium lio primo
    Ego B querens veritatem.

    6. f.40 Inc. Receptum Johannis Vienensis
    Recipe cuiuscunque uolueris corporis.

    7. f.41b Receptum Rogeri bacon de lapide
    Ignis et adok tibi sufficiunt.

    8. f.42 Receptum cuiusdam fratris
    Item accipe lapidem benedictum.

    9. f.42b Other receipts 'cuiusdam subtilis philosophi'

    10. f.45 Receipts from 'Bacon lio 2 o'

    11. f.57 Inc. Semita recta Alkymie Alberti
    Omnis sapiencia a deo est.

    12. f.83 Receipts: head-line 'domylton libro 4 o'

    13. f.86 Receipts: head-line Figer pandofali lio 6 o

    14. f.92 Extract from Morienus in rosario
    Other extracts from this occur throughout the remainder of the volume.

    15. f.93 Johannes de mor' mortuo

    16. f.93b Verses: Candida cum rubeo

    17. f.95b Bacon de lapide
    Reuolui lapidem.

    18. f.100b Hermes libro 7 o
    Legimus in hystoriis ueterum dierum.

    19. f.118b Dancius philosophus

    20. f.119 Flores Rasis libro 3 o

    21. f.123b Interrogaciones Uthesie

    22. f.131 Auicenna

    23. f.137b Jeber libro 15 o

    24. f.140b Johannes de erroribus

    25. f.147 Hermes libro 17 o

    26. f.167 Johannes Salerni
    The first part of Morienus ends on f.185.

    27. f.185 Auicenna libro 20 o

    28. f.188 Practica Rasis

    29. f.192b Receptum Alberti

    30. f.197 Documenta Ortholani

    31. f.204b Magnum opus hermetis libro 23 o

    32. f.2l3 Miscellaneous receipts and extracts, several of which are signed 'bradschaw'

    After f.228 are two blank leaves, on 231 sqq. is a table occupying 15 leaves, a good deal damaged by damp.

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