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Tractatus de formulis [manuscript].

Publication:
[France?, circa 1766]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
130 leaves : paper ; 202 x 132 mm. bound to 210 x 140 mm.
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Other Title:
Operations de chymie
Subjects:
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.
Chemistry -- History.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French and Latin.
Summary:
First treatise in Latin consists of formulas for medical remedies including alteratives, purgatives, sudorifics, vermifuges, diuretics, emmenagogues, refrigerants, febrifuges, stomachics, emetics, emollients, astringents, etc. with an index to the formulas. Second treatise in French consists of alchemical operations and formulations, some of which also have medical applications.
Contents:
Tractatus de Formulis is in three parts: De remediis internis, pp. 1-113
de remediis mediis, pp. 113-124.
de remediis externis, pp. 124-163,
index. Operations de chymie includes: de l'esprit de nitre
de l'esprit de sel
de l'esprit de vitriol
de l'esprit de sel ammoniac
de l'eau de vie en esprit de vin
de l'eau temperée de Basile Valentin.
distillation d'une plante aromatique.
de la refine de jalap.
maniere d'agir du laudanum.
de l'elixir de proprieté de Paracelse.
du sel alkali.
du sublimé corrosif.
du precipité blanc.
du precipité rouge.
de l'antimoine.
de l'antimoine diaphoretique.
du plomb ou Saturne.
de l'argent ou lune.
des cristaux de lune.
de l'or ou soleil. [Text is incomplete.].
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title Tractatus de formulis from f. 3r. Title of the second treatise, Operations de chymie, is on f. 87r (p. 169). Note that this second title is incorrect in Zacour-Hirsch, Supplement A, which has "Observations de chymie."
Pagination: Paper, i (modern paper) + 130 + i (modern paper); 1-163, [164-260]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script in what appears to be a single hand, with the exception of four medical remedies on f. 120v, 121r-v. in a second hand. On f. 2r preceding the first page of the text is "Ad usum Steph. Bremond to philatro," and the date 1766.
Binding: 19th-century[?] quarter parchment.
Origin: Possibly written in France, circa 1766 (p. iii).
Penn Provenance:
Acquired, 1968.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (1965). Supplement A (5). The Library Chronicle 37 (1971), pp. 91-115, f. 105 (Ms. E.F. Smith 55).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 518
OCLC:
155964440