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New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Library,  MS NH42
Description: ff. 4 - De Ricci, p.1302 as MS 5 and again p. 1304 as MS 13. W. J. Wilson, "Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Mss. in the U. S. and Canada," Osiris6 (1939) pp. 463-465 as MS 54.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 7
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MSNH42_39
Language: Latin. Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-4v
Description: - Paper - 210 x 145 mm
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Notes: Removed from bindings; now mounted on paper leaves, 360 x 235; reverse of first leaf not visible.
Number of Texts: 5

Text 1: f. 1 not visible; f. 1v
Author: Richard de Furnivall?
Title: Arturus
Title: Exposicio huius libri. Arturus dixit.
Language(s): Latin.
Incipit: Accepi arsenicum et elegi illud in quo sunt quedam vene quasi auree, mundum a partibus terestribus et lapidibus et pulverizavi ipsum subtilissime
Explicit: semper restituendo acetum et ter vigorando igem in initio sicut dixi et//
Notes: Width of the side margins suggests that the leaf is mounted in reverse, so that the verso is presented as if the recto (and the recto is covered by the mounting paper).See Thorndike and Kibre, Incipits of Medieval Scientific Writings in Latincol. 450. 
Status of text: Fragmentary; f. 1 covered by mounting.
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f. 1   Alchemical treatise, Arturus
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Text 2: f. 2
Title: Alchemical treatise
Language(s): Latin.
Explicit: Deinde pone 1 partem super multas partes eris preparati et commutatur in lunam purissimam.
Status of text: Fragmentary; 8 lines with the end of the text only.

Text 3: f. 2r-v
Author: Roger Bacon ?
Title: Liber septem experimentorum
Title: Incipit liber vii experimentorum que sunt composita pro exemplis hominum in hac sacratissima summa extracta de libro secretorum.
Language(s): Latin.
Incipit: Accipe sanguinem dragonis et calcem peregrinorum que fit albissimis accidentibus [?] piscium libro secretorum marinorum que melius suscipit tincturam rubeam propter suam albedinem
Explicit: Deinde solve atramentum rubificatum in urina puerorum xii annorum et distilla quantum potes post pondere li. i de ista aqua atramenti et miscie cum totidie ar. iii cibati cum plumbo et micte sub fumo per x dies ut bene corporetur in unum, deinde di//
Notes: See Thorndike and Kibre, Incipits of Medieval Scientific Writings in Latincol. 24. 
Status of text: Fragmentary
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f. 2   Liber vii experimentorum.
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f. 2v   Continuation of the Liber vii experimentorum.
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Text 4: f. 3v, f. 3r (bound reversed)
Title: Alchemical treatise
Language(s): Latin.
Incipit: //in fine guetavi acetum, siccavi et pulverizavi sicut prius. Istas duas operationes iteravi vicissim ut ter in utroque decoquatur ad eundem ordinem, primo in oleo postea in aceto
Explicit: Tunc fuit inceptio mea ubi sublimarem ipsum. Sublimare est extraere illud quod est in ipso de natura.//
Notes: Use of the first person in the text suggests that it belongs to the Arturusfragment above, art. 1, and probably follows on directly from visible side of text in art. 1. 
Status of text: Fragmentary
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f. 3v   Alchemical treatise.
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f. 3r   Continuation of the text on f. 3v (bound reversed).
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Text 5: f. 4v, f. 4r (bound reversed ?)
Title: Alchemical treatise
Language(s): Latin.
Incipit: Explicit mirabile elixir super omne elixir tam ad solem quam ad lunam breviter sine sublimatione et sine igne. Accipe vitriolum viridem Rubificatum ... Sermo de salibus et aluminibus que in hac arte sunt necessaria. Accipe aluminis
Explicit: Iste pulvis assumatur.
Notes: Large tear across top of leaf leaves little text in the first 5 lines. 
Status of text: Fragmentary
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f. 4v   Alchemical treatise.
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f. 4r   Continuation (?) of text on f. 4v, apparently bound reversed.
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