|Creator:||Norton, Samuel, 1548-1604?|
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Script: Written by a single hand which has also annotated and captioned the drawings in a neat cursive sloping to the right, with the addition of passages in italic and chancery scripts.
Binding: Early, perhaps original, French binding of black morocco, the sides with triple gold fillet around the edges, a similar triple fillet forming a rectangular panel in the center of each cover with fleurons at the corners, the inside edges with a border of small tools stamped in gold, the back gilt compartments formed by five raised bands, modern title label on second compartment from top, some modern repairs with brown leather, including filling up the four holes on each cover which originally held ties, now missing; original gilt edges.
Manuscript on parchment (rather thick) of a codex containing alchemical verses and other works by Samuel Norton and illustrated with skillful drawings of the arcane figures associated with Norton's work.
ff. 93 : parchment ; 240 x 170 (205 x 145) mm.
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