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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Mellon MS 9
Description: ff. 329 - Mellon MS 139, acquired from The Rosenbach Company (booksellers), New York. Gift of Paul and Mary Mellon, 1965. - Witten, Laurence C. and Pachella, Richard. Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon. Volume Three: Manuscripts, Mellon MS 9.
Notes:-Manuscript on paper of the compilation of a physician interested in medicine, alchemy, and herbs. Includes three texts by Krisean z Prachatic, a physician, herbalist, and teacher of Prague University; Albicus, De regimine sanitatis, a treatise on the treatment of paralysis and the plague; Albicus, Regimen for King Wenceslaus of Bohemia (1361-1419); several alphabets of general scientific terms in Latin with Czech and/or German equivalents; Latin names of herbs with Czech and sometimes Polish equivalents; John of Rupescissa, De consideratione quinte essentie; and hundreds of medical and alchemical recipes.
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Language: Latin; Czech; German; Arabic; Polish Country: Czechoslovakia Century: 15th
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Description: - paper - 220 x 153 (160 x 105) mm.
Country: CzechoslovakiaCardinal point:
Region: Middle Europe (Prague?)City:
Assigned Date: [ca. 1440]Searchable Date Range: 1440 - 1440
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Script: The greater part of the manuscript (except the unnumbered quires 15-19) written by a single hand in a clear, round, and steady Gothica cursiva. Quires 15-19 written in a similar but more pointed and flowing hand, sometimes more condensed, similarly decorated.
Notes: Headings, foliation, rubrics, and capital strokes in red.
Number of Texts: 1

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Other Associate: Johannes de Rupescissa ca. 1300-ca. 1365.
Other Associate: Křišt̕an z Prachatic ca. 1366-1439.
Other Associate: Wenceslas Emperor of Germany 1361-1419.
Title: Medical and alchemical miscellany and herbal.
Subjects: Alchemy--Early works to 1800.; Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.; Herbs--Early works to 1800.; Latin language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.--Early works to 1800.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Medicine, Medieval.;
Language(s): Latin; Czech; German; Arabic; Polish
Notes: In Latin, Czech, German, transliterated Arabic, and Polish.