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On first flyleaf recto: an elaborate pen-drawing of a double coat of arms, probably of a husband and wife of minor German noble families, which may be seen in the photographic reproduction. Above the left coat are the letters ""I.W.G.W."" and above the right, ""I.W.D.G.,"" while the date ""184.108.40.206."" is written below and between the letters.
Standing in a slight landscape with ruined buildings below and between the two coats of arms is a female figure seen in left profile wearing a long dress; in her lowered right hand she holds a banner which bears an inscription: ""Mich beisst der Floch"" [sic], apparently for ""Floh"", i.e., ""The flea bites me""; her left hand has raised the skirt of her dress and is concealed beneath it.
On the first end flyleaf recto (numbered f. 155) is a table of alchemical symbols possibly by the original copyist.
Foliation in first section almost entirely illegible
Foliation of volume is difficult due to both mutilated and missing leaves.
Manuscript on paper of an untitled Kunstbuechlein containing hundreds of recipes for a variety of alchemical processes, chiefly metallurgical.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
|Curated Collection:||Book of Secrets: Alchemy|
A Book of Her Own
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