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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1664 - [Compendium alchimiae]. (Video Orientation)

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7-25-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1664, an alchemical treatise attributed to John of Garland concerning minerals, elixirs, the Smaragdine Tablet, a popular piece of Hermetica that was reputed to contain the secret to the creation of the philosopher's stone, and an alphabetical list of alchemical synonyms. Includes occasional references to works by other authors such as the 16th-century alchemist Isabella Cortese and the Dominican friar Vincent of Beauvais (p. 4) and a list of contents (p. ii).

Written in Italy in the second half of the 18th century.

Part of the Charles Rainsford Collection of Alchemical and Occult Manuscripts (University of Pennsylvania)

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9962935933503681

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Alchemy -- Early works to 1800, Alchemy, Occultism -- Early works to 1800, Occultism, Codices, Treatises, Manuscripts Latin, Manuscripts European

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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