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Das Vade mecum

Das Vade mecum

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Creator: Caspar Harttung vom Hoff
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Date: 1557
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Script: Written in a small, neat gothic cursive, additions in a neat italic hand and a rather irregular and sometimes scrawling cursive gothic, both perhaps about 1625.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Straight-grained black morocco, gilt single-line perimetric border for each cover and spine, gilt dentelles, and border of the same tools at head and foot of spine, modern tan leather spine label, with legend: HARTUNG V. HOFF VADE MECUM MANUSCRIPT AUSTRIA 1557
Denis Duveen, acquired from Thomas Heller (bookseller), New York, 1949; Mellon MS 71, acquired with the Duveen collection. Gift of Paul and Mary Mellon, 1965.
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Parchment and paper codex, ff. 87 of which f. 1-3 and 6-19 are of paper, the remainder of parchment, with modern pencil foliation throughout.
Personal commonplace book combining skillful drawings of apparatus, alchemical texts in German vernacular with noteworthy literary character--some of them in verse--and numerous practical procedures.
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1 vol.
b&w illustrations
12 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Book of Secrets: Alchemy
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Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000
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Object ID: 2037177
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