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Receuil de poësies et secrets [manuscript].

Other Title:
Receuil de poësies et secrets.
Publication:
[France], 1757.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
172 leaves : paper, ill. ; 238 x 180 (163 x 100) mm. bound to 247 x 185 mm.
Subjects:
French poetry -- 18th century.
Chemistry -- History.
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Drawings.
Poems.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French.
Summary:
French miscellany containing poetry, essays relating to the history of chemistry, and recipes for chemical and medical preparations.
Contents:
1. p.1-50: Philotanus / J.B.J. Willart de Grécourt.
2. p.51-57: Epitre à Uranie / Voltaire.
3. p.65-113: Essays et affinages d'or et d'argent avec la manière de retirer successivement des eaues-fortes, l'argent et le cuivre après avoir fait le départ de l'or, et des tables pour l'alliages de l'or et l'argent sur le pied de la refonte faite en France en 1726.
4. p.117-179: Poësies diverses faites à Bruxelles dans l'année, 1756.
5. p.181-325: Plusieurs recettes de très beaux vernis, vinaigres des quatre voleurs et autres; depart et affinage des métaux, etc. [final section has medical prescriptions], also called recettes et secrets.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page: Receuil [sic] de Poësies et Secrets. dont Philotanus. Epitre à Uranie, par Voltaire. Diverses poësies faites à Bruxellesen 1756. Explications des essays, alliages et affinages des matieres d'or et d'argent. Recettes de differends Vernis, Vinaigres, et autres secrets plus curieux les uns que les autres. Le Cour Amplement detaillé dans2a Table ... 1757.
Pagination: Paper, 172; [iv], 1-15, [i], 1-324, [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with a few medical recipes on the last leaves in different hands.
Decoration: Full page illustration of a furnace (p. 67); tables (p. 111-113).
Binding: Contemporary half parchment.
Origin: Written in France, 1757 (p. iii).
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Bibliothek Otto Rothschild, Berlin (stamp, f. i recto).
Sold by Brandes Auction, 1960.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 241 (Ms. E.F. Smith 36).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 513
Contributor:
Grécourt, 1683-1743.
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
OCLC:
155964401
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