A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Ashmole 1450

Summary Catalogue no.: 7628

Composite alchemical manuscript in Latin and English; 15th-17th centuries

Physical Description

Composite

History

Provenance and Acquisition

“Liber mei Christopheri Taylour”, fol. 1; fol. 14r, 49r and 66v are inscribed in a similar manner; and at the foot of the first page is written “Joh. . . Bryghtes boke.”

Elias Ashmole, 1617–1692.

Bequeathed by him to the Ashmolean Museum.

Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1r-v)
Epistola Bernardi de opere philosophico
Rubric: In nomine Dei amen. Epistola magna Bernardi de opere philosophico sequitur obsequiis
Incipit: Sequitur de compositione furni philosophorum qui dicitur athanor: atque de modo ignis et ejus regimine que sunt principia spectantia ad artem practicam
Explicit: seculorum secula amen

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 319/ii (noting this copy)

eTK 1434J
2. (fol. 2r-v)
Rubric: De vase philosophico
Incipit: Dicit Haly in suo secreto quicunque

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 495/ii (noting this copy); a continuation of the preceding?

eTK 0418J
3. (fol. 2v)
Rubric: Lutum sapientie sic fit secundum Albertum
Incipit: Accipe 3 partes argille
4. (fol. 3-5v)
Ps.-Arnold of Villanova, De secretis naturae
Rubric: Incipit tractatus Arnowldi de Villa Nova de perfectione operis alkemie, qui quidem vocatur Thesaurus Secretus Operum Naturalium
Incipit: Scito fili quod in hoc libro loquimur de secretis nature

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 229/x (this copy)

(fol. 6)
Alchemical dialogue

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 383 (this copy only)

(fol. 6)
Alchemical experiments

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 1111/xciv (this copy)

5. (fol. 8)
Rubric: Nota. 5. membra
Incipit: Hijs autem cognitis?

Fols. 6v-10v are treated by Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 300/ii as one item.

6. (fol. 8)
Letter of Aristotle to Alexander
Incipit: O Alexander rector hominum
Explicit: et audientes non intelligant
eTK 0969G
7. (fol. 8-11)
Breviloquium de serpente
Rubric: Opus sub figure
Incipit: R’ serpentem et pone ipsum in curru cum rotis 4or
Explicit: Et scimus quoniam [f. 11a] diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum.
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus de serpente philosophorum sub compendio breviloquii Holkot etc.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 300/ii (this copy)

8. (fol. 11)
John Dastin, Compilatio de arte alchemica
Rubric: Opus Johannis Dastyn Anglici de elix’ aquarum ad album
Incipit: Dicit Ortulanus aquas minerales in hoc opere
Explicit: et sic in infinitum
Final rubric: Deo gratias. Et hic hopus[sic] Dastini cujus dicta sunt ex Rosario Arnoldi de Villa Nova, et ex verbis Ortolani, per totum

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 288/iii (this copy)

9. (fol. 11v-12)
Alchemical recipes
Rubric: Ad faciendum lunam perfectam ex Mercurio
Incipit: R. vitrioli

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 1111/xciv (this copy)

10. (fol. 12r-v)
Ars magna siue Aqua solis
Rubric: Ars magistri Johannis Gallacij
Rubric: Compositio aquarum, a⟨d⟩ solem dissolvendum
Incipit: R’ sal arci sal petre

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 342/iii (this copy)

eTK 1334G
11. (fol. 13r-v)
Vademecum fratri Eliae de ordine minorum
Rubric: Incipit tractatus philosophorum quem vocaverunt Thesaurum Absconditum
Incipit: Nota quod per infrascriptam distillationem in igne et sine igne, ab omnibus philosophis occultatam, facere possumus mirabilia
Explicit: cum odore bono. Deo gratias. Explicit.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 172 (this copy listed in corrigenda)

eTK 0289M
12. (fol. 13v-14)
Recepta ad lunam sancti Thomae de Aquino
Rubric: Opus mirabile ad lunam

With other experimenta.

Rubric: Recepta sancti Thome de Aquino
Incipit: R’ merc’ sublimat

With other experimenta.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 185/iii (this copy)

eTK 1330B
13-14. (fols. 14-18)
Michael Scot (?), Ars alchemiae
Rubric: Tractatus Guilelmi Parisiensis ad album sive ad rubeum, procurans ex corporibus immundis veriora luminaria quam sol vel luna naturalis
Incipit: Cum animadverterem nobilem scientiam apud homines penitus denegatam
Explicit: const⟨r⟩ingendo redit ponderosum corpus.
Rubric: (fol. 17) Opus verissimum ad album, secundum Willelmum Parisiensis
Incipit: Finito opere solis, incipit ad lunam. Fac eodem modo de luna
Explicit: qui trinus et unus vivit et regnat Deus in secula seculorum

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 153/iii (this copy)

eTK 0281G, cf. 0281H
15. (fols. 18-23v)
Winandus de Rufeo Clipeo, Gloria Mundi
Rubric: Incipit prologus libri qui dicitur Gloria Mundi, vel libri Quinque Clavium, sequitur
Incipit: In nomine domini nostri Jh’u Xi et per virtutem ejus, nominatur liber iste Gloria Mundi, et Lux Solis, et Liber Luminum, et Liber Quinque Clavium et Virtutum, et Vis celestis Patris. et Grece dicitur Theologica J. liber divinitatis, et apud Sarracenos dicitur Ysmael .i. Liber secretorum. In hoc triplicem invenies artem et confeccionem hujus lapidis, et dicitur Rebis
Explicit: Et hec dicta sufficiant. Deo gratias. Finite.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 232/ii (this copy)

eTK 0679A
Verfasserlexikon 10.1178-81
16. (fol. 23v-8)
Ps.-Arnold of Villanova, Semita semitae
Rubric: Jo. Gastebris Theorica
Incipit: Venerande pater gratias ago Deo qui scientiam istam sua propria pietate
Rubric: (fol. 25, margin) Sequuntur quomodo corpora metallorum inducantur in primam materiam, et de elemento aque. Et hoc est eciam opus Arnoldi de Villa Nova in practica. et c.
Incipit: Nunc cum Dei auxilio ad practicam descendamus
Explicit: quam possis recipere ratione
Final rubric: Explicit Venerande Pater.

Over this page (28a) is written (by the same hand ?) “Md to enquire for M’ Totyade parsone of Yeldene in com ‘Bedford’ wt in 3 myles of Higham Ferys.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 226/xviii(this copy)

eTK 1683C
17. (fol. 28)
Recipe
Incipit: Reduces aurum in caulcem. R’ acetum
Final rubric: unum de secretis philosophorum maximum
18. (fol. 28-29v)
Raymundus Gaufredi, De leone viridi
Rubric: Incipit opus Raymundi de Leone Viridi, editus[sic] a fratre Rogero Bacon
Incipit: Rec’ acetwm fortissimum in magna quantitate
Explicit: Elixer vero corporum minus quam spirituum quia tingit nisi centum et c. Deo gratias.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 193/vii (this copy)

eTK 1688B
(fol. 29v-32)

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 209C/ii (this copy)

19. (fol. 32-7v)
Bernardus Trevisanus, Epistolae ad Thomam de Bononia
Rubric: In nomine Dei incipit epistola magni Barnardi de opere philosophico sequitur obsequiis
Incipit: Obsequiis mihi possibilibus premissis, egregie doctor et domine honorande, noveritis me per nobilem Aldericum de Interminellis [?] de Luca, utriusque amicum predilectum recepisse copiosam litteram vestram

The beginning of this copy so materially varies from that in No. 1406, i. art. 1, as to suggest whether they were not different translations from a French or Italian original. The present copy is unfinished, and ends thus

Explicit: quare vegetabiliter nutrimentum suscipiunt. Lapis autem noster

The next leaf is vacant; and so perhaps was f. 39, which now is lost.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 317/iv (this copy)

eTK 0974G
20. (fol. 40-3)
Prognostication by the moon
Incipit: Signum Aquarii habet tibiam usque ad inferiorem partem

Ends in Capricorn

Incipit: Tempus dat frigidum et siccum et ventus est prope terrain, et nubes discurrunt per aera sine aqua, et sepe consuevit nebula esse. Explicit omnia.
(fol. 43v)
Lapidis aquae vitae
Rubric: Lapidis aque vite

Designed to fill the four blank pages here, but only 8 lines are written.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 320 (this copy only)

21. (fol. 47v)
Recipe
Rubric: Ad dentem dolentem sive putridum extra⟨h⟩endum
Rubric: Ad restaurandum naturam [etc.]
Rubric: Ad probandum quis habet furatum
22. (fol. 48)
Secrets of women ('Secreta quaedam magica, de mulieribus praesertim')
23. (fol. 49-55v (47-53v))
Quaestiones Kalid Regis ad Morienum Romanum
Rubric: In nomine [etc.] Incipi⟨un⟩t questiones Kalid Regis, ad Morienum Romanum
Incipit: Moriene, manifesta mihi magisterium lapidis philosophorum
Explicit: vana et inutilia malum exilum habencia
Final rubric: Finis Morieni

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 67/v (this copy), covering fols. 47-53v.

eTK 0882B
24. (fol. 56-60 (54-8) )
Liber gratiae Hermetis siue Aqua vita perhennis
Rubric: Incipit Aqua Vite perhennis
Incipit: In nomine sancte trinitatis amen. Fratres sciam [sic for scientiam] alkimie investigatores

It ends imperfectly, with this title,-“Nunc de vase sequitur.” After six blank pages, occur the following pieces.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 40/vii (this copy)

eTK 0570A
24i. (fol. 63v)
Rubric: Opera metallorum in igne perficere, sive alchimie artem ex(er)cere
Incipit: In omni illo opere
24ii. (fol. 64-5)
Astrology ('regulae planetares')
Rubric: In operum electione, secundum varios authores
Incipit: Saturni ☌ cum ☾ dies in omni re pernisiosa
Explicit: et deliciis uti congruit
24iii. (fol. 65v-6)
Prognostication
Rubric: Lunae significationes in 12m signi⟨s⟩ sodiaci
Incipit: ☾ in ♈︎ balnea salubria reddit
Explicit: cum in signis

On the last page, written by old hands, are, a fragment of an old Song (6 lines, incipit below) aud the following title of a book, “Traicte des chiffres, ou secretes manieres d’escrire, par Blaise De Vigenere, Bourbonnois. A Paris, 1587.”

Incipit: Hey how what shall I saye

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Foliation: 66 leaves; numbered by an old hand: of which ff. 39, 45-6 (apparently blank) are lost

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1-21v, 21b-31 (65-89v, 92-96))
Johannes de Rupescissa, Quinta essentia
Rubric: Liber quinte essencie.-Primus liber de consideracione quinte essencie omnium rerum transmutabilium. In nomine domini nostri Jhesu Christi. Incipit liber de famula⟨tu⟩ philosophie evangeli⟨c⟩o domini nostri Jhesu Christi et pauperibus evangelicis viris
Incipit: Dixit Salomon Sapientie caº. vijº. Deus dedit mihi horum scientiam veram
Final rubric: Explicit primus liber qui est de consideratione quinte essencie
Rubric: In nomine [etc.] Incipit liber secundus, qui de generalibus remedijs appellatur
Incipit: Licet primus liber
Explicit: [remedium vicesimum] vel in ejus absentia aqua ardens. Deo gracias.
(With the drawing of a vessel or instrument.) See also No. 1451, i. art. 1.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., no. 292/xxviii (this copy)

2. (fol. 31v (96v, 90-91v))
Tractatus de septem herbis septem planetis appropriatis
Rubric: Incipit quidam tractatus de vij. herbis, vij. planetis attributis
Incipit: Alexius Affricus, discipulus Belbeis, Claudio Artheniensi epylogiticis studium continuare et finem cum laude. Post eciam antiquorum Kirannidarum volumina
Explicit: [solsequium] cum cerebro pavonis, epileuticos||
Explicit: [saluia] omnem difficultatem anelitus sanat etc.||

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., App. I K 3/xiv (this copy)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Foliation: foliated, partly by the writer, and partly by Ashmole, who continued the numbers through the three following MSS.

Decoration

Diagram / drawing of alchemical instrument.

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 3

Contents

Language(s): English

1. (fol. 36a)

Three tables of “Infortunat daies after sundry verie aunchent oppinions of great antiquity,” with remarks. The first is after “th’opinion. of Eliaxnore Stroder;” the others are anonymous.

2. (fols. 37-47 )

“The third chapter [and other large passages] of Tho: Norton’s booke,” called the Ordinall of Alchemy. (pp. 1-19.) Ending with the last line of the work, subscribed “Finis. Quod Norton.”

3. (fols. 47-8v)

Medicine “For to bringe out the canker in what place hee be,” and nineteen other remedies.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century, first quarter

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 4

Contents

1. (fol. "49-71v")
John Bubellus (Bumbules), Stella alchimiae
Rubric: Stella Complextionis perfecti magisterii vel investigationis lapidis
Incipit: Cum omnium philosophorum documenta
Explicit: mihi indigno et peccatori. Amen
Final rubric: Explicit libellus vocatus Stella Alkimie, compositus a Johanne Būbulē de Anglia, anno Domini 1384

The margins of this copy, written about the time of Queen Elizabeth, contain notes by Robson, and by an other old hand that added, on the last leaf,- Notes, (1) Why alchemy is called ‘the lower astronomye;’ (2) “Arnoldus de operacionibus et effectibus elementorum (3) “The degrease of the worke.” f. 72a. On the next page are written some notes, by Robson, respecting the ‘worke’ in the following MS., which he probably bound with this.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century, second half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 5

Contents

1. (fol. 73-84v (133-142v))
Rubric: Her begynyth þe secunde boke of John Dastyn
Rubric: Arnoldus de Villa Nova [addition by Robson]
Rubric: Arnoldi de Villa Nova philosopher[sic] liber dictus Thesaurus Thesaurorum, et Rosarium Philosophorum etc [added title]
Incipit: And þe firste turnyng of elementes. and in þt þe [work ?] is devyded in iiij. govern(a)nces. þerfor it is made open þe workyng of þe medecyne
Explicit: For it is þe gret yefte of Godd and to whom þt he wol he grantiþ it and doþ it away fro wiket men
Final rubric: The Mirrour of Philosofi of M’ John Dastyn her endiþ\The Rosarie of Arnoldie de Villanova Grecum/

Identified IMEP p. 81 art. 1 as a translation of (Ps.-)Arnold of Villanova, Rosarium, bk. II.

Language(s): Middle English
Alchemical verses (15) and commentary
2. (fol. 85 (143))
Incipit: Est fons in limis cujus latet anguis in imis
3. (fol. 85 (143))

Commentary includes: ‘Unde quidam philosophus- | Uncia gallarum, medium sit et uncia gummi, | Et bis vitrioli: superaddas octo falerni. | Hoc faciant omnes incaustum composituri.’

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 791/viii and cf. 824/xiv (both this ms.)

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 85-6 (143-4))
John Dastin, Visio de dono gratiae
Incipit: Cum omnium natura constancium certus sit effectus generacionis et au⟨g⟩menti, ideo asserimus ex sex planetarum transmutacionem fore necessarium ad invicem: videmus hora solis et lune magno desiderio querere talem visionem. Putavimus nos raptos ante conspectum Antiqui Dierum, et ecce planete venientes
Explicit: Et ecce 1a pars sui mille millia omnium aliorum in verissimum mutavit solem.
Final rubric: Explicit Visio magistri Johannis de Sumbletone.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 282/viii (this ms.)

eTK 0328G
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 144r-v)
Glossary (synonyma alchemica)
Incipit: Azoc .i. merc’ .i. argentum vivum. Zerfin est quod egreditur de auro
Explicit: Terra fetida .i. sulphur

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 400 (this copy only)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 6

Contents

Language(s): Middle English

1. (fol. 55-62 (147-155))
Rubric: Raymondes Curtacōns
Incipit: ||of the metalles
Explicit: et alibi oone dissolucōn and oon congelacion etc

The title is written over the pages in a large antient hand.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 250/x (as a version of (Ps.-)Ramon Lull, Epistola accurtationis lapidis); IMEP p. 81 art 2.

2. (fol. 62v (155v))
Rubric: A note or knowlege howe the calcynyd powders and waters shall be put and mixed to gethers
Incipit: Md here in this matter

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 250/x (as a version of (Ps.-)Ramon Lull, Epistola accurtationis lapidis); IMEP p. 81 art 3.

3. (fol. 63-4 (156-7))
Rubric: A curtacion of Raymond Lylle the great phylosopher, et c.
Incipit: Raymond seith for a trewe conclusion these wordes
Rubric: Anoþer of Raymondes Curtacōns [superscribed]
Explicit: as the upright sterlyng etc

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 250/x (as a version of (Ps.-)Ramon Lull, Epistola accurtationis lapidis); IMEP p. 81 art 4.

4. (fol. 64-8v, 70-76 (157-159v, 169r-176))
Alchemy
Rubric: In ye vertue of allmighti God, Jesu Criste, here I begyne ye grett and royall worke of ye 5a sens of mercurye, acordynge ye worke of mar Arnold of ye Newe Towne. Md here after folowt the worke of the quynta essens of coommen marcury
Incipit: Master Arnolde of the New Towne the great ph’er declarith

The greater part of this article is lost. There is a note at the foot of f. 67b, referring to a continuation of it, at “ye folio 15 countynge forward from this folio 67:” but it is difficult to understand how that could be. The last words of this imperfect piece appear to be-

Explicit: And thus undre the forme aforeseide endyth the operation of the vijth arte F. or scyaunce of þe seid quinta essentia

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 292/xl (as a version of John of Rupescissa, De quinta essentia); IMEP, p. 82, art. 5; eVK 3526.00

5. (fol. 76-7v (176r-177v))
Rubric: The elixer to be made after the worke of M’r Darvelle of Brystowe etc.
Incipit: In the name of God þu shalt distylle a corosyve water
Explicit: And the projection therof is as it is written before

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 366 (this copy only); IMEP p. 82 art. 9

6. (fol. 78-80v (178-180v))
Rubric: The trewe compounde howe that the elixer shuld be made of wyne, after Jhon Corbit
Incipit: In the name of the lyvyng God therto in the begynnyng thou shalt take
Explicit: worke þis blessyd worke
Final rubric: Explicit the verry trewe elixer of wyne, provide by John’ Corbett etc.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 1010 (this copy only); IMEP p. 82 art. 10.

7. (fol. 80v-83v (180v-183v))
Rubric: And nowe for to make the best lime [lune] þt may be made. And also for to mortyfie marcury
Incipit: Thou shalt take thereunto oon unce of lime

With other processes.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 1112/lxv; IMEP p. 82 art. 11.

8. (fol. 86-90v (160-4)
Rubric: A specialle noticion of philosophy
Incipit: In this specialle noticion it is to be markid - that ther is a myneralle body - callid Venus
Explicit: the very wight of gold etc

Ending (under the title “For to doo a wey the stynckyng and blacknez of lead, and also to bryng hym in to a rede colour,” if it belong to this article.

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 771 (this copy only); IMEP p. 82 art. 6 ('a collection of seven alchemical recipes').

9. (fol. 91-4 (165-7))
Rubric: The argumentes of dyverse and ma(n)y olde ph’ers, wheruppon Raymond Lylle declarede and seide the wordes folowyng
Incipit: Raymonde seide conclusyonally

Ending (in a passage much corrected)-

Explicit: prayse world withoute ende. Amen for cherite etc

Singer, Cat. Alchemical MSS., 250/xi (as a version of (Ps.-)Ramon Lull, Epistola accurtationis lapidis); IMEP p. 82 art. 7.

10. (fol. 94v-5 (167v-168v))
Rubric: Raimondos eciam dicit quod aqua nostra ex tribus naturis […]
Incipit: That is to understonde as Reymonde seithe
Explicit: that no sutche persone nor persones||

IMEP p. 82 art. 7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Foliation: This MS. consists of three fragments of a large book, foliated by the ancient hand thus, ff. ‘55-68’ (except ff. 65, 66, which are lost), ff. 86-95, and ff. 70-83, as they now stand

History

Origin: 15th century, late - 16th century, early ; English

MS. Ashmole 1450 – Part 7

Contents

Language(s): English and Latin

1. (p. 1-16)
George Ripley, Pupilla alchimiae
Rubric: Georg⟨e⟩ Riplyes Pupilla Alchemiae [added by Ashmole]
Incipit: Firste understand that the noble ph(ilosoph)or Avicen saith, there is in Saturne
Explicit: Take it if you can [etc.] for ever and ever amen

IMEP p. 83 art. 12

Jennifer Rampling, 'The Catalogue of the Ripley Corpus: Alchemical Writings Attributed to George Ripley (d. ca. 1490)', Ambix 57/2 (July 2010), 125-201, no. 27.8 (p. 188) (this ms.); see also no. 1.viii.
2. (p. 17-23)
Ps.-Ramon Lull, Liber lucis mercuriorum
Rubric: Liber Lucis Mercuriorum Raymundi Lulij
Incipit: Tu fili in virtute Dei omnipotentis accipe unum album clarum odoriferum
Explicit: facere projectionem ut supra. Finis.
M. Pereira, The Alchemical Corpus Attributed to Raymond Lull (1989), no. I.47
3. (p. 23-30)
(p. 23-27)
Rubric: Earthe of earthe
Incipit: Take earthe of earthe, earthes brother

DIMEV 5095.

(pp. 27-30)

Immediately followed by DIMEV 4236 as if part of the same work.

4. (p. 31)
Incipit: Take wynde and water, white and grene

DIMEV 5113 (9 lines Engl. 4 Latin.)

5. (p. 31)
Incipit: Lapis in omni re et in omni loco dicitur
6. (p. 32-81)
Alchemy
Rubric: Liber experimentorum Raymundi vel Totum Continens
Incipit: After that we had by a long tyme exercised our lyfe in seking owte in the worlde
Explicit: and yus our litle boke is accomplisshed, wherefore the name [etc.] moste graciouse mercy. Deo gracias.
Final rubric: Explicit Totum Continens

Also in Cambridge, Trinity College, O.2.15; eVK 0761.00; translation of Ps.-Ramon Lull, De intentione alchemistarum (Pereira, op. cit. I.33) (?).

7. (p. 82-3)
Rubric: Mundus philosophicus de adrop, et nigro nigrius nigro
Incipit: R’ sericon quod aliter vocatur adrop combustum
Explicit: 100 partes ☿ in aurum purum
8. (p. 83)
Rubric: De natura plumbi
Incipit: Est frigidum
9. (p. 84)
Rubric: De Rupescissa

In English and Latin

10. (p. 85)
Rubric: A medicinable oile and moche profitable against all infirmyties wth in mannes body
11. (p. 85)
Rubric: In Raymondes booke of mercuries
12. (p. 86)
Incipit: The lumynaries being calcyned

Four other processes attributed to Raymond Lull.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century, second half ; English

Provenance

Johannes Baildonus clericus est hujus libri possessor. Kepe this booke frome evil persones.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Dec. 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Bibliography

    L. M. Eldredge, The Index of Middle English Prose IX: Manuscripts ... in the Ashmole Collection (Cambridge, 1992) [IMEP]
    Dorothea Waley Singer, Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in Great Britain and Ireland dating from before the XVth Century (1928-1931)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-12: Revised with reference to Quarto catalogue and literature as cited.