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3188. Bern MS. B 44.
257 folios. Paper. Quarto. 15th Century.
1. f5-74v Raymundi Lullii arbor philosophiae.
2. f74v-79 Eiusdem tractatus de compositione lapidis.
3. f80-84 Tractatus de compositione aquae potabilis.
4. f89-99 Tractatus de alchymia (dialogus inter speculum et Arnoldum).
5. f100-104r Practica lapidis philosophorum ac labor modusque eiusdem.
6. f104r-209 Collecta ex libro Compostellae Bonaventurae de mineralibus ac arte alchimica.
7. f210-234 Tractatus alchymicus.
8. f235-257 Tractatus magistri Floriani de alchymia [damaged at end.]

3189. Bern MS. B 54.
104 folios. Paper. Quarto. 15th Century.
1. f1-16r B. de Florentia liber alchymiae.
2. f16r-23 Praecepta alchymica.
3. f24-104 Summa magistri Geberis de alchymia.

3190. Bern MS. A 71.
119 folios. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century.
Tractatus alchymicus de metallorum purgatione. [Partly in German and with the greater part in Latin.]

3191. Bern MS. A 78.
200 folios. Parchment and paper. Duodecimo. 14th Century.
[Various works of Raimon Lull.]
1. Lapidarium.
2. Ars conversionis Mercurii et Saturni in aurum et argentum et conservationis humani corporis.
3. Epistola super compendium Raymundi.
4. Liber eximii doctoris Raymondi Lulii qui est eius appertorium alkimie.
5. Rubrica de augmentatione seu multiplicatuione ipsorum lapidum.
6. Epistola attractionis [supercribed 'accuratationis'] lapidis benedicti Raymundi Lulii miss regi Roberto.
7. Appertorium abreviatum Raymundi Lulii.
8. Extracta ex tertio libro quintae essentiae.
9. Conclusio summatim ad intellectum codicilli et testamenti et aliorum librorum nostrorum... liber nominatus Repertorium Raymundi Lulii.
10. Dictamen venerabilis doctoris nostri Raymundi Lulii super compositionem lapidis philosophorum. [in French with interpretation in Latin.]
11. Amphorisme (sic) operis philozophici alkimie.
12. Secretum de rectitudine aquae in Mercurium.
13. Extracta ex libro qui dicitur: Liber de intentione alkymistarum.
14. Tractatus de circulatione et convenientia elementorum.
15. Parvus tractatus ex testamento venerabilis doctoris Raymundi Lulii abstractus per Petrum de Preriau super veram compositionem lapidis philosophorum.
16. Liber Mercuriorum.
17. Nobilis instructio et multum excellens res et valde mirabilis super factum alkymiae.
18. Tractatus de congelatione Mercurii per herbas Raymundi Lulii.
19. Tractatus de investigatione secreti occulti Raymundi Lulii.

3192. Bern MS. 149.
Paper. Folio. 16th Century.
[Collection of legal, medical and alchemical works.]
18. De dissolutione fructuum elementi aquei.
20. Theophrastus Paracelsi theorica figura universalium morborum [in German.]

3193. Bern MS. 480.
42 folios. Parchment. Octavo. 15th Century.
Liber alchimisticus de consideratione quintae essentiae omnium rerum pauperibus et evangelicis viris erogatus.

3194. Bern MS. 492.
Paper. Octavo. 16th Century.
[Excerpts from philosophical, medical and alchemical writings.]
23. f19 Alchimistica Thomae Fincki Flenspurgensis.
24. f5 De alchimia.

3195. Bern MS. 630.
33 folios. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century.
1. f1-4r Praecepta alchymica diversa.
2. f4v-f33 Tractatus alchymicus. Incipit praeciosum dei donum quod est super omne mundi scientiarum archanum, etc.
[On f8v there is written in German 'a. 1521'.]

3196. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 1.
15th Century ?
Arnold of Villanova : Testamentum ... de lapide philosophorum...

3197. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 2.
18th Century. 1747.
Clef de la Philosophie-naturelle, ou Conseils sur l'éducation des Adapetes... par Mad. D. D., virtuose hermétique.

3198. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 3.
18th Century.
Figurarum Aegyptiorum secretarum.
[Illustrated with series of coloured drawings. Solidonius series.]
[Reproduced in Collected works Vol 12, and 14.]

3199. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 4.
Parchment.
Ramon Lull: Opusculum Raymundinum de auditu cabbalistico.

3200. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 5.
18th Century.
Manuscript von Rezepten mit illustrationem.

3201. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 6.
Le grand Olympe philosophique du... Ovide

3202. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 7.
Early 18th Century.
Rosenkreutzer: Schrifftliche Unterrichtung der wahren Weissheit...

3203. C. G. Jung Collection, Küsnacht MS. 8.
18th Century.
La Sagesse des anciens.
[With series of illustrations. See Vol 12.]

3204. St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek MS. 1727.
ii + 516 pages. Paper. 290x195mm. 17th Century.
p9-513 Aureum Velus oder Güldin Schatz und Kunst Kammer.
[Copy of Salomon Trismosin, Aureum Vellus..., Rorschach, 1598.]

3205. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 300.
99 folios. Parchment. Folio. 14th Century.
1. f1-37 q. ignis est calidus et siccus dicit magister... Explicit a lib. auic. [Avicenna.]
2. f37-56 Geber summa perfectionis magisterii.
3. f56-91 Inicium libri turbe qui dicitur codex vitae in quo discipulorum suorum prudentiores Arisleus congregavit pittagora. sapient. verba.
4. f91-93 Ego a. dictus Ortulanus ab ortis Martini nuncupatus Jacobina pelle involutus.
5. f93-99 Liber secretorum philosoph. in op. Alkimico per hali filium Sasiti qui sasit fuit filius moazavia. [At end] 'cristallum corallum et alios lapides.'

3206. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 388.
203 folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century [1524.]
Raymundus Lullus.
1. f1-26 Liber de consideratione scientiae rerum transmutabilium.
2. f28-33 aquae vitae compos. [with another tract in Spanish.]
3. f40-55 El Rosario de maestro Ram. [Lull]. [in Spanish.]
4. f56-60 Speculum alkimie M. Ray. Lull. [with other divers material at end.]
5. f60-63 Apertorio [in Spanish.]
6. f68-71 Acuratatorium [lapidis] R. Lull. [in Latin.]
7. f71-115 Codicillus M. R. Lull.
8. f116-157 Testamentum R. Lull.
9. L. secretum occultum M. R. Lull [in Latin.]
10. f175 Compositione perlarum, diamantis, etc.
11. f179-187 Lapidarium M. R. Lull secund. pars. q. est practica abreuiata [in Spanish.]
12. f188-203 Magica naturalis parva [in Spanish.]

3207. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 389.
83 folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century.
1. f1-8 Hemetis I in 7 Capiteln.
2. f9-22 Morgenis Philosophi ad regem calip (v. J. 1467 Juli.) [in 2 books].
3. f28-29 Epistola solis ad lunam cresentem a fratre Elia ord. minor.
4. f30-31 Quatuor elementa.
5. f32-36 Liber lilium Magistri blasii (auch: Brat gennant) de Parma in arte Philos.
6. f36-38 Danielis de Ronaldo de Villa noua dicit Justinopoli [in Italian.]
7. f38-83 Liber Turbae philosophorum (auch: codex veritatis in arte, von Arisleus).

3208. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 390.
257 folios. Paper. Quarto. End of 15th Century.
1. f1-3 Gelichzeitiges Register über die Capitel der Summa Geberi.
2. f3-84 Summa Geberi (de perfectione magisterii libb. III.)
3. f85-89 Liber almansoris (et fecit eum Rasis).
4. f99-115 II Libri Hermetis.
5. f115-121 Liber turbi.
6. f121-225 Libri magistri richardi.
7. f226-241 Libri petri hyspani de famulatu ph[ilosoph]ie et ewangelio pauperibus et evangelic... viris predicationibus ordin... predicatorum (chemischen Inhalts).
8. f241-248 Liber de remediis generalibus (auch chem).
9. f248-255 Liber esse et de essentia (scil. mineralium) St. Thome de Aquino ['Secreta Alchimiae' Köln, 1579, also in Theatrum Chemicum, Vol. V. p901.]

3209. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 391.
84 folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century.
1. f1-6 Testamentum M. Raymundi [Lull] [with figures].
2. f9-41 Weitere Figuren mit Erkl. und einem Gespräch zwischen Raymundus u. Monachus dat. Paris 1319.
3. f45 Hec est declaratio lecture, etc. In nom. s. trinit. atque princip. huj. compendii q. nomin. anima artis transmutatorie metallorum.

3210. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 392.
175 folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century.
Repertorium Raymundi [Lull].

3211. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 393.
folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century.
Raymundus Lullius.
1. 4ff Lib. de natura. Famagusta 1301.
2. 2ff De accid. et subst. Messana 1313.
3. 6ff Super Figuram element. Artis demonstr.
4. 25ff. De principiis medicine.
5. 4ff R. Lulli logica nova ad scient. Jur. et med.
6. 16ff De regionibus sanitatis et infirmitatum.
7. 14ff Raymundus ars medicine. Montepesulano 1303.
8. 13ff De gradibus elementorum Neapel 1303.

3212. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 394 a.
folios. Paper. Quarto. 17th Century.
1. 119ff Vermählung von Sonne und Mond [mit vielen illumin.] Rosarium Philosophorum.
2. 17ff Thesaurus philos.
3. 20ff Correctio fatuorum.
4. 2ff Calisthenes de natura mercurii, auri et argenti.
5. 10ff Rosule electioris philosophie.
6. 6ff Novum lumen Arnoldi de Villa Nova.
7. 10ff Tabula scientiae majoris u. a. m. Ars magna Raymundi Lulli.N

3213. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 394 b.
Paper. Folio. 17th Century.
Rosarium oder rosengarten der philosophen vnnd weysen. Dass ander theil der Alchimey von der rechten weyss vnd art den philosophischen stein zu bereitten, etc.

3214. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 395 a.
68 pages. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century.
[Alchemical text in Italian.]
[Begins] f1 'Nihil ocultum quod non Reueletur Mosso da una licita consideratione'.
[Followed by 8 folios of recipes.]

3215. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 395 b.
21 + 3 folios. Paper. Quarto. 15th and 16th Century.
[Alchemical treatises in Latin and German.]
1. 21ff Lapis philosophorum - Rothe Tinctur - Ein Stück aus Mich. Cochem de trinitate - Tractatus Raymundii Lulli
2. 17ff Alleitung zun Färben u. zur Weinschöne, 'Wiltu einen guten edeln virnies machen. [15th Century, in German.]
3. 3ff [Alchemical recipes.]

3216. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 397.
422 folios. Paper. Quarto. 17th Century.
[Liber Trinitatis alchym.]
f1 Dis buch ist kein neuwer glaube etc (V) on meines maysterswegen was mir gefraget ist etc.
f145 Incip. secundus liber trinitatis fratris Almanni philosophi.
f416 Geben In dem Ertag A.D. 1419. Auf demselben Bl.: Burgkgraff Freidrich von Nürnberg Markgraff von brandenburg alle die medicinen hat euch gott selber gesandt.
f417 Geendet a.d. 1418. alibi statt: gebenn 1008 und 9. Item al. loco sic explic. lib. trinitat. a. 1433 Inn Kattelsburg finitus.
[Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit. Copy of MS. 428 without the figures.]

3217. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 398.
34 folios. Paper. Quarto. 16th Century.
'Liber Raimundi [Lull?], Distilirkunst' [in Latin and German.]

3218. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 399.
Paper. Quarto. 17th Century.
Theosophiae pulmarium. [Printed in 'Theatrum Chemicum'. III, p942, with the title 'Auriga Chemicus. A Philosopho antiquo anonymo'.]

3219. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 400.
Paper. Quarto. 17th Century [1623.]
Chemische Anweisungen.

3220. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 402.
262 pages. Paper. Quarto. 17th Century [1602.]
[Alchemical excerpts including] :-
1. p36 Lapis philosoph.
2. p47 Weynandus medic. Trevirensis conscrips. lib. de lapide Rebis illumque vocavit lumen luminis.
3. p215-230 Liber Gloria mundi et lux solis. Am. E. Wimandi (sic) De Ruffo clypeo 1506 descrips. M. Petr. Lup. 1564 in asylo Numburgico.

3221. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 403.
126 folios. Paper, Octavo. 16th Century [1530.]
[Michael Cochem Alchym. Tract.]
1. f4-37 Incipit tractatus Correctio fatuorum appellatus.
2. f38-40 Calisthenes de natura mercurii.
3. f40-59 Rosulae elector. philos.
Questio notab... ventilata p. mgr. ferariensem sub 1333 anno... 1530 scriptum p. m. C[ochem]. [Petrus of Ferrara or Petrus Bonus, was author of 'Margarita pretiosa novella'.]

3222. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 404.
297 folios. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century [1532.]
Collectaneum Vuolfgangi Sedelii continens flosculos diuersarum artium. [Medical, astrological and alchemical collection, in Latin and German.]

3223. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 406.
Paper. Octavo. 16th Century [1533.]
Incip. Sadaceria totius alchimie Edita a fratre guilielmo Sadacero ord. fr. B. marie de mte carmeli... in exilio sui ordinis [in Latin and German.]

3224. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 407.
313 folios. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century [1522.]
1. f1 Anf. Horn gyssen sic. Item Nym fail spen [in Latin and German.]
2. f98 Incipit Rosarius arnoldi agr. de noua villa (II. libb. nebts Practcia bis f139).
3. f140 Sicut lilium inter spinas... a.d. 1522 Michel cochem (Excerpte bis f.155).
4. f156 Incipiunt Secreta antiqu[orum] philosophor[um] (bis f206).
5. f206-217 De lapide philos[ophorum].
6. f219-313 Ex libro naturalium Vincentii (Bellovacensis?) u.a.m.

3225. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 408.
145 folios. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century [1533.]
1. Liber ex doct. parisiensis letabundi phy. peretiss. Allegoricas figuras de lapide phy[losoph]ico clare reserans.
[At end] 'Finis hujus libri scripti p[er] me michaelem kochem a.d.1533.
2. Margarita novella Questio in stud. univ. parisiensi disputata p. ex. doct. letabundum univ. stud. rectorum. (69 ff über die Möglichkeit des Goldmachens.)

3226. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 409.
34 + 75 + 110 pages. Paper. Octavo. 16th Century.
1. 34pp Sequuntur Divina nomina et eorundem abdita quedam mysteria iuxta Hebraicam veritatem.
2. 75 pp [Alchemical recipes.]
3. 110pp Dixit Compilator Si videris spiritum Mercurii.

3227. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 410.
99 folios. Paper. Octavo. 17th Century.
Libellum huncce in quo contin. multae operationes chymicae miscellaneae ab Empirico quodam mihi donatum 1628. Seb. Schobinger.

3228. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 423.
51 folios. Paper. Folio. 16th Century.
[Works of Raimon Lull.]
1. 8ff L secretum occultum magistri reym. lull.
2. 22ff Incipit Codicillus M.R.L.
[At end] 'Explicit compendium appellatum vade mecum... aut clausula aut codicillus Raymundi Lulij.
3. 4ff Tit. Apertorio En el nombre s. s. comenca la invensio etc.
4. Liber accuratationis.
5. 2ff Comenca el libro lamado speculum alkimie mg. Raym. lulli.
6. 10ff Incipit liber lapidis cum suis entibus realibus quae dicuntur testamentum raym. lulli.

3229. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 424
177 pages. Paper. Folio. 16th Century.
Theorica testamenti [Raimon Lull].

3230. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 425.
98 folios. Paper. Folio. 16th Century.
Practica testamenti [Raimon Lull.]

3231. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 428.
118 folios. Paper. Folio. 16th Century.
[Buch der heiligen Dreifaltgkeit]
f5 Adoratus trinitas, etc. Von mines meisters wegen von mire gefraget ist, etc. Doch hab ich gesprochen, etc. Liber Scte Trinitatis [in 3 books].
f98 Et sic est finis Anno dm. MCCCCLXXXVIII... per me wilhelmum Gerttinger Capellanum in bruchsal et beneficiat... ibidem.
[On f1-3 and 98-118 are other alchemical works in another hand.]

3232. St. Gallen, Bibliothek Vadiana MS. 429.
179 folios. Paper. Folio. 15th Century [1464-65.]
[Compilation of alchemical tracts. In Latin and German.]
1. f1-24 Liber de consideratione quinte essentie.
2. f25-26 Tractatus Ortulani.
3. f28 Incip. regimina quatuor hermetis.
4. f32 Excepta lilii philosophorum.
5. f35 Secretum hermetis.
6. f36 Correctorium fatuorum.
7. f43 Semita recta.
8. f50 Prologus semite bene detecte.
9. f51 Lib. sc. thome.
10. f57 Explicit semita semite bene detecte. Incip. practica totius magisterii.
11. f59 Specul. alkymie a fre Heyla.
12. f61 Tractatus de investigatione veritatis Gebri.
13. f64 Practica... Arn. de Villa nova.
14. f65-67 Tabula.
15. f68-70 Chemische Anweisungen [in German.]
16. f70-72 Rosarius (laut Randnote von Arn. v. Villanova). De investigatione hujus lapidis. Explicit. Lib. major philos. 1464.
17. f80 Thomas de ord. praedicat. (an den König von Sicilien.
18. 86-87 Nomina metallorum. (Auszüge aus Avicenna etc.)
19. f89-92 [List of synonyms for the table of metals.]
20. f93-96 De proprietatibus signorum et planetarum.
21. f97 Abbas Walthramus de brabantia de alchimia.
22. f101 [Alchemical notes.]
23. f102-104 [Alchemical verse in Latin.]
24. f104 Questio utilis... in universitate erdfordiensi disputata.
25. f107 Practica ad faciendum solem et lunam.
26. f108 Practica judei in öthingen ad lun. fac. et solem.
27. f109 Aristoteles de lap. omn. philos.
28. f109v Notificatio lapidis phi. sc. anglicum.
29. f120 Practica.
30. f126 Missiua magister Arnoldus de villa nova ad magistrem jacob de tolleto.
31. f127 Aqua vite app.ata morbis.
32. f129-142 opus cuiusd. mag. qualiter aggrediendum sit opus [with rubrics concerning furnaces and the calcination of bodies.]
33. f143 De mercurio nota Ortulanus.
34. f146 Opus Giberti cardinalis de aqua q. solvit omnia metalla.
35. f150 Liber turme [or codex veritatis].
36. f151-154 Calistenes.
37. f154 Opus angelici.
38. f154v-155 Liber denudatorum Gebri a. 1464.
39. f157-163 Interrogatorium calip regis ad morienem.
40. f164-167 Septem tractatus Hermetis.
41. f168 Die primo Julii in memingen... ad lunam faciendam.
42. f169-172 7 Sept. 1465. Lumen sc. anglicum.
43. 172-173 12 Sept. 1465. Tractatus Solomonis.
[The rest of the folios have various alchemical notes.]

3233. St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek MS. 1727.
ii + 516 pages. Paper. 285x195mm. 17th Century.
Kompendium der Alchemie: Aureum Velus oder Güldin Schatz und Kunst Kammer, Bücher I-III.
[Copy of the printed version Rorschach, 1598.]

3234. Solothurn, Zentralbibliothek MS. 474.
333 folios. Paper. 150x100mm. 15th Century.
[Medical recipes, in Latin, with some alchemical material.]
1. f306r-307r [Alchemical notes.]
2. f331v-333r De transmutationibus et multiplicationibus metallorum.

3235. Zurich, Zentral Bibliothek MS. P 2177.
17 folios. 16th Century.
f1v lat. Widmung an "Hermannus Marsoui Ecclessiae Dorptensis superintendens", 1556. Darunter das Wappen des Verfassers.
f2r [Begins] : "Lamspringkh heiß ich. Auß einen Freyen/ geschlechte".
f17v [Ends]: "Inn der Mitten inne befanngen/ Unnd mit einem sanguinis Manndell behangen".
f1r "Ex Libris Johannis" (Familienname unlserlich gemacht). Aus dem Nachlasse Lavater-Wegmann stammend.

3236. Zurich, Zentral Bibliothek MS. Rh. 172.
99 folios. 204x139mm. 15th Century.
1. f2r-38r Aurora consurgens.