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Penn Library's LJS 403 - [Alchemical compendium]. (Video Orientation)

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8-15-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 403, the working notes of an alchemist, who signs himself as the compiler and composer of the manuscript. Includes a commentary on an unknown text and references to the concept of balance found in the work of 8th-century alchemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān and to Pythagoras.

Written in Herat, now in Afghanistan in A.H. 901-904 (1496-1499) by Ibrāhīm al-Ḥusaynī (colophons, f. 7r, 23r, 37r, 38r, 47r, 127v, 173r).

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9950814943503681

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Alchemy -- Early works to 1800, Alchemy, Codices (bound manuscripts) Anthologies, Commentaries, Stamps (Provenance) Manuscripts Arabic, Manuscripts Renaissance

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Arabic Studies | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Renaissance Studies

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