Manuscript chiefly concerning alchemy. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.5776
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 17th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 96 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    96 + several blank folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Two poems about alchemy, in different hands, entitled 'Amen his huntinge of the Green Lyon' (an account of an experiment with green vitriol), and 'The vision of Sir George Ripley, Chanon of Bridlington' (folios 1, 4);

    (ii) Directions for alchemical experiments to find the quintessence of wine, honey, sugar, blood, etc., taken from 'the first part of the vegetables of Mr Isaac of Holland, philosophe' and others of his works (presumably Joannes Isaacus, ‘Opera vegetabilia’, etc.) (folio 5);

    (iii) A treatise entitled 'Greene Vitrioll called the Grene Lyon or Elixer' (folio 93).

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