A collection of his alchemical and other writings.
- A collection of his alchemical and other writings.
- Paracelsus, 1493-1541
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Hungary (Skalics),
Manuscript on paper of a collection of writings by Paracelsus, speudonym of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast ab Hohenheim, 1493-1541, compiled by the pharmacist Georgius Schrotter in 1676.
Binding: Nineteenth-century boards with rough calf back, worn, defective, and repaired, plain edges, probably an American binding.
Mellon MS 159, acquired from Laurence Witten (bookseller), New Haven. Gift of Paul and Mary Mellon, 1965.
Script: Calligraphically written in a variety of scripts, most of the text in a skillful Fraktur, by a single hand except for a few later additions.
Watermarks: Paper watermarked with a tall, thin pot with a single handle, plain and very crude, not identified.
Written in German with Latin headings and some cryptic writing. The ink, mostly very dark, has often bled into the paper and has sometimes had a corrosive effect.
- ff. 161 : paper ; 290 x 190 (240 x 150) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Mellon MS 68
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Paracelsus, A Collection of his Alchemical and Other Writings. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Witten, Laurence C. and Pachella, Richard. Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon. Volume Four: Manuscripts, Mellon MS 68.
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