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INVENTORY OF THE MANLY PALMER HALL COLLECTION OF ALCHEMICAL MANUSCRIPTS, 1500-1825
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Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts

Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts (digital version)

Box 1

... Livre des figures... ca. 1800

... Livre des figures..., ca. 1800 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Abraham Juif. 22.5 x 16.3 cm. 139 leaves. Illustrations ink, some pastel-colored. [3]
Box 2

Explication et figure, hieroglifique du livre d'or des divins secrets d'abraham le Juif prince et prestre des Levites astrologue et philosophe de la nation des Juifs disperèe par l'Ire de dieu parmy les gaules, salut ca. 1700

Explication et figure, hieroglifique du livre d'or des divins secrets d'abraham le Juif prince et prestre des Levites astrologue et philosophe de la nation des Juifs disperèe par l'Ire de dieu parmy les gaules, salut, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Abraham Juif. 15.5 x 9.9 cm. 86 leaves. Illustration opposite title page. [4]
Box 3

... De Arte divina & sacra, sine Aenigmate tradita & del praxin conscripta ca. 1700

... De Arte divina & sacra, sine Aenigmate tradita & del praxin conscripta, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 33.5 x 22 cm. 49 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [14]
Box 4

Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln ca. 1700

Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 25.4 x 20.8 cm. 5 volumes. 296 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor, ink. Some plates missing. Originally in one volume. Hall had the manuscript disbound and separated into its present 5 volumes. [19]
Box 5

F. de La Rose-croix ca. 1700

F. de La Rose-croix, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 32.4 x 21.6 cm. 11 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [24]
Box 6

flambeaux des vrais rosecroix, ou des Sages ca. 1700

flambeaux des vrais rosecroix, ou des Sages, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 37.2 x 24.8 cm. 57 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor, ink. [26]
Box 7

Le Grand Livre des Pantacles ca. 1700

Le Grand Livre des Pantacles, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 26.3 x 20.5 cm. 27 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor, ink. Written in Rosicrucian characters. [29]
Box 8

De Mirabilibus naturae arcanis. Traduit du Latin en francais par Gobreau 1773

De Mirabilibus naturae arcanis. Traduit du Latin en francais par Gobreau, 1773 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. Translation by Gobreau. 16 x 10.3 cm. 16 leaves. [36]
Box 9

Occulta Philosophia Von den verborgenen Philosophischen Geheimnüssen, und Lapidis Philosophorum... ca. 1700

Occulta Philosophia Von den verborgenen Philosophischen Geheimnüssen, und Lapidis Philosophorum..., ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 20.3 x 16.3 cm. In two sections: first 128 pages, second 67 pages. Illustrations, ink. [39]
Box 10

Operation sur le Zinc selon l'intention de Respours et de Delogues, pour en tirer l'esprit mineral et en fair le sujet du grand ouvre, Combinée at Commantée pour M... Anonime ca. 1700

Operation sur le Zinc selon l'intention de Respours et de Delogues, pour en tirer l'esprit mineral et en fair le sujet du grand ouvre, Combinée at Commantée pour M... Anonime, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 23.2 x 17.9 cm. 48 leaves. [40]
Box 11

Rozaire des Philosophes ca. 1700

Rozaire des Philosophes, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 23.3 x 17.7 cm. 168 leaves. Illustrations, ink. [49]
Box 12

Sapientia Veterum ca. 1700

Sapientia Veterum, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 34.5 x 26.7 cm. 14 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [50]
Box 13

Traité de CHymie ca. 1700

Traité de Chymie, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 32.3 x 21.2 cm. 8 leaves. Illustrations, ink, watercolor. Bound with "Anatomia Magica Vocabuli Mercurio," (Ms 11) and "Abbé de Galifet Secretz," (Ms 143). Written in symbolic characters. [57]
Box 14

Les Vaisseaux D'Hermes ca. 1700

Les Vaisseaux D'Hermes, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 27.1 x 19.3 cm. 5 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [58]
Box 15

Veritables Adeptes, Illuminées et Initiés de l'Hermétisme ca. 1700

Veritables Adeptes, Illuminées et Initiés de l'Hermétisme, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 21.7 x 17.9 cm. 72 leaves. Blue paper. [60]
Box 16

Untitled ca. 1600

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 25.8 x 19.2 cm. 15 leaves. Illustrations, ink, watercolor. [69]
Box 17

"Cabala" ca. 1700

"Cabala", ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 34.5 x 26.5 cm. 9 leaves. No text. Illustrations, watercolor. [71]
Box 18

Bacstrom Collection of Manuscripts ca. 1700

Scope and Content Note

Most manuscripts copied and translated in English from earlier works between 1790-1808 by Dr. Sigismund Bacstrom. 21.4 x 17.7 cm. 19 volumes. Some volumes contain illustrations, ink, watercolor. All volumes are uniformly bound. Following is a brief listing of the contents of each volume, including author information, when known. [102]
Box 18

Vol. 1: 9 works

Vol. 1: 9 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by W. De Cones and George Ripley. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 2: 10 works

Vol. 2: 10 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one by H. Nollius and four by S. Bacstrom. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 3: 7 works

Vol. 3: 7 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including two by E. Gobineau de Montluisant, one each by D. J. Wallachin, and W. Blomefeeld. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 4: 1 work 1791

Vol. 4: 1 work, 1791 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Letters to the Rosey Crucian Society attriubuted to M. Sendivogius. Translated by Dr. Sibly. Illustrations, ink, watercolor.
Box 18

Vol. 5: 9 works 1723

Vol. 5: 9 works, 1723 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one by J. de Monte Raphaim.
Box 18

Vol. 6: 19 works

Vol. 6: 19 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by Paracelsus, Alexis Piemontese, Baro Urbigerus, Ford, S. Trismosin, and Abraham Eleazar.
Box 18

Vol. 7: 10 works

Vol. 7: 10 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by J. Langelott, Paracelsus, J. Helvetius and three by von Suchten. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 8: 16 works

Vol. 8: 16 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by J. G. Jugel, Neuman, K. Digby, and Abbé Rousseau, H. von Batsdorff, J. J. Beccher, W. von Schroeder and Leona Constantia, and two by Trismosin.
Box 18

Vol. 9: 8 works

Vol. 9: 8 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by G. von Welling, and Paracelsus. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 10: 7 works 1577

Vol. 10: 7 works, 1577 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by M. Fachsen, D. Beuther, J. Sternhals, and S. Norton. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol. 11: 9 works

Vol. 11: 9 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by S. Norton, V. Koffsky, G. von Welling, Ali Puli, and C. F. de Sabor. Illustrated, ink frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 12: 9 works

Vol 12: 9 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 13: 5 works

Vol 13: 5 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including two by P. Poney, and one by Neptis. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 14: 20 works

Vol 14: 20 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by J. Yardley, St. Dunstan, J. Gier, C. Horn, C. Stella, Dippelius, Chrysogonus, J. d'Espagnet, and Eirenaeus Philalethes. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 15: 1 work

Vol 15: 1 work (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 16: 3 works by Bernard of Treves

Vol 16: 3 works by Bernard of Treves (digital version)

Box 18

Vol 17: 6 works

Vol 17: 6 works (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Including one each by A. Bëyer, and Leona Constantia. Illustrated, watercolor frontispiece.
Box 18

Vol 18: 3 works

Vol 18: 3 works (digital version)

Box 18

Vol 19: 1 work: Diploma Bacstrom

Vol 19: 1 work: Diploma Bacstrom (digital version)

Box 19

Basilii Valentini Via Veritatis ex MSCP to 1500... ca. 1700

Basilii Valentini Via Veritatis ex MSCP to 1500..., ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Basil Valentine. 37.6 x 24 cm. 53 leaves. [107]
Box 20

Collection of manuscripts in Cagliostro's library ca. 1775

Collection of manuscripts in Cagliostro's library, ca. 1775 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Conti de Alessandron Cagliostro, pseud. Guiseppe Balsamo. 23 x 20.2 cm. 927 leaves. Illustrations, ink. Engravings. The collection contains 30 manuscripts listed in a table of contents, including works by Basil Valentine, J. Colleson, Antoine Joseph Pernety, de Vallemont, Bernard Carictheres, Rhomaeus Agricola, Nicholas Flamel, Jean d'Espagnet, David L'Agneau, Quesnot, and a translation by Michael Maier. [119]
Box 21

La Boussole Des Argonautes faite avec l'acier et l'aymant Des Sages Pourfaictement Despéinte, sous loedipe Hermetique Dans Les Deux Entretiens D'Artiste avec Lupin Par fratris Canino fait coppie a Marseille Le quatre Janvier 1715

La Boussole Des Argonautes faite avec l'acier et l'aymant Des Sages Pourfaictement Despéinte, sous loedipe Hermetique Dans Les Deux Entretiens D'Artiste avec Lupin Par fratris Canino fait coppie a Marseille Le quatre Janvier, 1715 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Fr. Canino. 22.8 x 16.8 cm. 44 leaves. [120]
Box 22

"Prima Medicina nostra ex Natura est composita" ca. 1700

"Prima Medicina nostra ex Natura est composita", ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Claudio de Dominico Celentano. 29.5 x 21.9 cm. 52 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [123]
Box 23

La nature à découvert par le Chevalier inconnu ca. 1700

La nature à découvert par le Chevalier inconnu, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

P. Fabre. 16.2 x 11.8 cm. 81 leaves. [134]
Box 24

Science D'alchymie ou Secret de la pierre des Philosophes Expliqué dans Les Lavures de Nicolas flamel Ecrivain de la parroisse Saint Jacques de La Boucherie à Paris 1767

Science D'alchymie ou Secret de la pierre des Philosophes Expliqué dans Les Lavures de Nicolas flamel Ecrivain de la parroisse Saint Jacques de La Boucherie à Paris, 1767 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Nicolas Flamel. 22.6 x 17.2 cm. 65 leaves. [139]
Box 25

Premier Traitté De Nicolas Grosparmy De Normandie Fait le 29 decembre en l'ánnée 1449

Premier Traitté De Nicolas Grosparmy De Normandie Fait le 29 decembre en l'ánnée 1449 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Copié a Paris au mois de May 1736. Nicolas Grosparmy. 23.2 x 18.4 cm. 55 leaves. [149]
Box 26

Die Leiter der Weisen oder Die Philosophie der Alten... ca. 1700

Die Leiter der Weisen oder Die Philosophie der Alten..., ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

B. C. van Helpen. Translated by H. von Kossel. 32.8 x 21.5 cm. 114 leaves. [153]
Box 27

Atalanta Fugiens ca. 1600

Atalanta Fugiens, ca. 1600 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Michael Maier. 32.3 x 21.2 cm. 48 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [170]
Box 28

Livre de frere Michel, Adulphus Jacobin du convent de Troyes ca. 1700

Livre de frere Michel, Adulphus Jacobin du convent de Troyes, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Michael Adolphus. 32.4 x 21.2 cm. 17 leaves. Illustrations. Bound with "Les Aventures du philosophe," (Ms 16); "Douz Clefs" by Basil Valentine, (Ms 104); "L'explication des figures," (Ms 137); "Thresor de Philosophie," (Ms 140); "Tresor de Tresors" by Christofle de Gamon, (Ms 144); "Petit commentaire" by Hortulanus, (Ms 158); and "Exposition particuleire" by Salomon Trismosin, (Ms 228). [172]
Box 29

Le Manuscrit de Marie La Prophétesse Traitan de la Secrète Préparation de la Matiere de la Pierre des Philosophes ca. 1700

Le Manuscrit de Marie La Prophétesse Traitan de la Secrète Préparation de la Matiere de la Pierre des Philosophes, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Mariam the Prophetess. 21.6 x 14.1 cm. 10 leaves. Contains translation. [173]
Box 30

Universal P. & Augment ca. 1700

Universal P. & Augment, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Ignatius Adolphus de Mussy. 15.6 x 20 cm. 16 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor, gilt. Contains translation. [175]
Box 31

...Collectaneorum et Propriarum quarundam Inventionum Joannis Jacobi Olben Inchoatus Anno Salutis humanae 1669

...Collectaneorum et Propriarum quarundam Inventionum Joannis Jacobi Olben Inchoatus Anno Salutis humanae, 1669 (digtial version)

Scope and Content Note

Johannes Jacob Olben. 30.4 x 20.4. 97 leaves. Illustrations, ink. [181]
Box 32

La Prophetie du Docteur Philipe Theophraste Paracelse Touchant Le Lion Septentrional

Scope and Content Note

Paracels us. 20.4 x 15.4 cm. 3 leaves. Contains translation. [187]
Box 33*

The Ripley Scroll ca. 1600

The Ripley Scroll, ca. 1600 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

George Ripley. 18 in. x 20 ft. Illustrations, watercolor. [205]. Original restricted.
Box 34

"No. Soixante & Seize" De la collection maconnique du F... Ex Dono Sapientissimi Comitis St. Germain Qui Orben Terrarum Per Cucurrit ca. 1775

"No. Soixante & Seize" De la collection maconnique du F... Ex Dono Sapientissimi Comitis St. Germain Qui Orben Terrarum Per Cucurrit, ca. 1775 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Comte St. Germain. 28.4 x 23.9 cm. 31 leaves. Illustrations, ink, gilt. Contains translation of Masonic symbols. Triangular book. [209]. Original restricted.
Box 35

Ex Dono Sapientissimi Comitis St. Germain Qoi Orbem Terrarum Per Cucurrit ca. 1750

Ex Dono Sapientissimi Comitis St. Germain Qoi Orbem Terrarum Per Cucurrit, ca. 1750 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Comte St. Germain. 28.4 x 22 cm. 24 leaves. Illustrations, ink, gilt. Contains translation of Masonic symbols. Triangular book. [210]. Original restricted.
Box 36

Nouvelle lumiere de Medecine du Mistere ... De Joachim Soleman, Traduit du Latin 1721

Scope and Content Note

Joachim Soleman. 22.1 x 14.4 cm. 30 leaves. Lavender paper. [215]
Box 37

La Philosophe Solidonius Le premier qui a sceu accorder les quatre elemens, favorise de Dieu et chéri de la Nature ca. 1700

La Philosophe Solidonius Le premier qui a sceu accorder les quatre elemens, favorise de Dieu et chéri de la Nature, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Albert Poisson. Translated by Solidonius. 23.2 x 18.9 cm. 84 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. Contains translation. Bound with "La Philosophe Solidonius," (Ms 216). [216]
Box 38

In Cruce cum Sphaera. En! venit sapientia vera. Post Cruces Luces, post Nubila Jubila surgunt ca. 1600

In Cruce cum Sphaera. En! venit sapientia vera. Post Cruces Luces, post Nubila Jubila surgunt, ca. 1600 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Salomon Trismosin. 23.2 x 1 8.9 cm. 28 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. Contains translation. [230]
Box 39

La Toyson D'or. L. J., Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Ocultum Lapidem ca. 1600

La Toyson D'or. L. J., Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Ocultum Lapidem, ca. 1600 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Salomon Trismosin. 32.3 x 21.2 cm. 49 leaves. Illustrations, ink. [232]
Box 40

Hebdomas hebdomadum kabalistarum, Magorum Brachmarum Antiquorumque omnium sapientium, secreta misteria continens 1700

Hebdomas hebdomadum kabalistarum, Magorum Brachmarum Antiquorumque omnium sapientium, secreta misteria continens, 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Nicolas de Valois. 20 x 16.1 cm. 52 leaves. Illustrations, ink. [237]
Box 41

Sophismes des adeptes composez par ces mêmes adeptes pour cacher la veritable medicine universelle ou la pierre philosophale... 1700

Sophismes des adeptes composez par ces mêmes adeptes pour cacher la veritable medicine universelle ou la pierre philosophale..., 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Jean Lucas de Vipalta. 23.3 x 18 cm. 32 leaves. [239]
Box 42

Trávail des femmes ca. 1700

Trávail des femmes, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 15.9 x 9.6 cm. 65 leaves. Bound with "Petit traité," (Ms 76); "Avant propos," by Barile (Ms 103); "L'oeuvre universel," by Basil Valentine (Ms. 105); "Poème philosophique," by Hesteau (Ms 156); "Vadé mécum," (Ms 169). [56]
Box 43*

"The Böhme Manuscripts"

"The Böhme Manuscripts" (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 52 x 37.4 cm. 19 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor, ink. [17]
Box 44*

Physica Metaphysica et Hyperphysica ca. 1700

Physica Metaphysica et Hyperphysica, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 54.1 x 30.6 cm. 16 leaves. Illustrations, ink. [45]
Box 45*

Untitled ca. 1700

Untitled, ca. 1700 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous. 33.5 x 24.6 cm. 15 leaves. Illustrations, watercolor. [70]