|Creator:||Caspar Harttung vom Hoff|
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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.
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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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
|Curated Collection:||Book of Secrets: Alchemy|
Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000
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