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Manuscript chiefly concerning alchemy., 17th century.

Identifier: MS.5776

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).


  • Creation: 17th century.

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96 Leaves ; Folio.


96 + several blank folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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