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MS. Sloane 3652.
Paper. Folio. 122 folios. 17th Century.
1. Tractatus de chymico miraculo sive lapide philosophorum tum albo tum rubeo. ff.1-40.
Begins: 'Lapis philosophorum est medicina qua tum corporum humanorum'.
2. De mercurio philosophorum. ff.40b-48.
Begins: 'Completum est quod dixi de ratione Solis, lapidis scilicet philosophoci'.
3. Speculum Alchimiae. ff.48b-110.
Begins: 'Alchimia est ars corpora elementaria perfecte mixta physice'.

MS. Sloane 3653.
Paper. Folio. 126 folios. 17th Century.
'The Mysteries of the holie and perfyte number ten comprehending the harmonie of the world, the theologgie of nature, or conjunctioun of faith and reasone', with a preface to the reader. ff.1-126.
The preface begins: 'Yee gentle and happie spirits, who shal be desyrous to understand this sacred aenigma of the number ten'.
The book begins: 'Workes, nature and religione fayth and reason'.

MS. Sloane 3654.
Paper. Folio. 48 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 1316 and two others.
A collection of chymical and other receipts; amongst them may be noticed the following.
1. 'The Italian booke translated of the perfect worke of Camphore practized by Cherico Abbot of Colononia'. f.6b.
2. 'Heare followeth that craft of Mr John French, and forst to make water of gould'. f.12b.
3. Letter from Richard Walker to Queen Elizabeth on the science of Alchemy. ff.14b-22.
4. A treatise of George Ripley on the same Science. ff.22-26.

MS. Sloane 3656.
Paper. Folio. 78 folios. 17th Century.
'Phillipus Rovellasco Pedemontanus, his great booke of Alchumie', with a preface. ff.2-78.
Begins: 'In the name of God we will beginne the great worke properly soe called'.

MS. Sloane 3657.
Paper. Folio. 54 folios. 16th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 1316 and two others.
Alchymical collections; amongst which may be noticed-
1. 'Off the workinge of Lead in Alkamye after Vincentius, etc'. f.3.
2. Translation of a treatise by Lucas Rodargero Eutopiensis, entitled Pisces Zodiacus inferioris vel De solutione philosophica. ff.4-24b.
Printed in Latin, in the Theatrum Chymicum, Vol V. p.811.
At the end is the following note: 'Translated first by Richard Beaucostes in Channon Rowe and coppied owt as heare apeareth by me Clement Draper the xxvi daye of February anno domini 1596'.
3. Extracts from Raymond Lully's Testament, etc. ff.25-33.
4. The making of the great Elixir or philosophers' stone, etc. ff.34-39.
5. A treatise on the Philosophers' Stone, with a preface. ff.39-43.
The first Chapter begins: 'Off the fower workmanshipes of this arte, that is solucion, congeallation, albyfication and rubyfication'.
8. To make the best prepared salt, etc. f44.
9. A letter to friends pointing out to them the right study of the philosophers' Stone. f.45.
10. Observations upon the same. f.47.
11. Secreta philosophiae Bakonis. f.50b.

MS. Sloane 3661.
Paper. Folio. 257 folios. 'This boke pertayneth to me John Elyott which was written owt of a old coppye (by Willijam Belyngstye oon of the costomers of the portt of Brystowe) in anno 1572, which coppy semeth to be abouffe ijc years old. By me. John Elyott'.
1. Recepta plurima pro lapidibus scindendis et poliendis pro coloribus faciendis et similibus. ff.1-21.
2. Processus alchimicus: scilicet, 'Opis virgarum unius Florentini, pro quo opere habuit Romae ab uno reverendo doctore, nomine Antonio. 150 ducates auri'. ff.21b-28.
3. Processus alchemici varii. f.39-32.
4. Alchemica quaedam ex Raymundo Lullio et Gebro excerpta. ff.32b-35.
5. Processus alchemici varii. ff.35b-44.
6. 'Septem proportiones, alias proprietates magistri Raymundi super artem et magisterium alkymiae'. [In Italian]. ff.45-51.
7. 'Tractatus magistri Raymundi Lullii philosophi super Lapide majori, que fit ex succo lunarie majoris'. ff.51-58.
8. Processus alchemici: [partly in Italian, partly in Latin]. ff.58-102.
9. 'Conclusio summaria valde utilis ad intelligentiam Testimonii, Codicilli, et aliorum librorum, necnon ar. vi [argenti vivi] in quo prudet intentio tota intentiva, quae aliter Apertorium vocatur', autore Raymundo Lullio. f.103.
Exstat impress sub tit. 'Repertorium' cum ejusdem auctoris Libro Mercuriorum et opusculis variis; ed Coloniae Agrippinae, 12mo 1567. p224.
10. 'Epistola magistri Raymundi Lullii, missa Regi Roberto, de Accurtatione lapidis philosop. MS. Sloane 3004.
Exstat impress inter alia ejusdem auctoris opuscula, ed basil, 12mo 1600. p.318.
11. Copia litterae destinate domino N. per religiosum et scientissimum birum dominum fratrem Petrum Roselli, artis magistri Raymundi Lullii egregium professorem ac sacratissime philosophie dilucidum et peritissimum secretorum rimatorem, anno 1397'. ff.124b-128.
12. processus et experimenta chemica atque alchemica plurima. ff.128b-186.
13. 'Compendium artis magicae'; auctoro Raymundo Lullio. ff.187-190.
Exstat impress., cum alis Lullii opusculis, ed. Coloniae Agrippinae, 12 mo, 1567, p.357.
14. 'Dre triplici igne'; et 'De aquis mirabilibus' ex Raymundo Lullio. f.190b.
15. 'Compositio nostri Aceti quod constringit argentum vivum'; ex Raymindi Lullii 'Libro Mercuriorum' Cap. LI. f.191.
16. 'Tractatus de aquis' a Raymundo Lullio. f.191b.
17. 'Liber magistri Raymundi de aquarum confectione; de modo practicandi cum eis ad aurum et argentum; de confectione basilisci; de applicatione earum ad human corpora'. ff.193b-196.
20 'Anima artis transmutatorie abreviata Raymundi'. f.200.
Cf. Lullii Compendium Animae, quod exstat impress. cum aliis ejusdem auctoris opusculis, ed basil, 12mo, 1600, p.274.
22. 'Sinonima 4ti partiti'; scilicet interpretatio verborum in re alchemica usitatorum. ff.204b-208.
23. 'Compositio mercurii secundum magistrum Gunifortem, in theologia doctorem, fratrem Sanct... et habuit a domino Marcazio de Monte Ferrato'. ff.208b-214.
24. Processus alchimici variorum auctorum. ff.214-257.

MS. Sloane 3663.
Paper. Folio. 15 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 753.
Veterum Sophorum Sigilla et imagines magicae, sive sculpturae lapidum et gemmatum, secundum nomen Dei Tetragrammaton, cum signatura planetarum et juxta certos caeili tractus et constellationes ad stupendos et mirandos effectus preducendos. Additur vera eas conficiendi ratio, et pro acuenda memoria ac ingenio erectio signaturae mercurii stupenda. Authoribus Zoroastre, Chaldaeo, Salomone Rege Judaeorum, Raphaele, Chaele, Judaaeis, Hermete Aegyptio, Thetele Persa' E Johannis Trithemii manuscripto eruta'. ff.1-15.
Tract I begins: 'Sigilla Raphaelis. Draconis formosi imago, si in Rubino sive in alio lapide similis naturae sculpta fuerit'.
Desin Tract VII et ult : 'insulseque deridenda quae a snesibus sunt remotiora, et causa habent abstrusas'.

MS. Sloane 3667.
Paper. Large Folio. 188 folios. 17th Century.
1. Table of symbols denoting chemical substances. f1v.
2. Chemical and alchemical processes. f2-14.
3. 'The following letter, communicated to me by the most Serene Prince Frederick Duke of Holsatia and Sleswick, relates things strange and unheard of' - relating to the death of Master R.J. an alchemist. f15v.
4. Alchemical tables belonging to the work beginning at folio 31 in this present volume. f19-21, 24-28.
5. 'Tabula ostendens quomodo elementa insunt metallis actu quam potentia'. f22.
6. Table showing 'the proportion of metalls in their weight'. f22.
7. 'The Philosophers Great Worke named the Elixir'; a table of the various processes. f22v.
8. The laws and statutes of a Society founded by three Hermetick Philosophers. f 29v.
9. Samuelis Nortonii libri tres Tabularum Arboris Philosophicalis, sive Ramorum [Imperfect.] f31-44.
9. Samuelis Nortonii librorum Tabularum Arboris Philosophicalis exemplar aliud. f45-84.
10. Samuelis Nortoni tractatulus explicans 'obscura nominum et artium... multiplices ut labore facile et studio aperto poteris et ligere et intelligere philosophorum verba et eorum libros omnes.' f84v-87.
11. Samuelis Nortoni tractatulus indicans methodum philosophorum operis Saturni'. f88.
12. 'Preparation for to extract the sweete oile of Antimony.' f90.
13. A prayer to the Almighty 'At Bristowe anno 1578.' f90v.
14. 'The preface to the Medulla [Marrow of Alchemy] per G. Ripley' - addressed to George Nevil Archbishop of York, in English verse. f92.
Printed in Ashmole p589.
15. 'The Booke called the Marie [Marrow] of Alkemie, compiled by George Rypley, anno 1476'. f93-104.
Printed in Latin among Ripley's Works, Cassel, 1649, p122.
At end : 'Here endyth the treates called the Marye of Alkamye, compiled by George Rypley, the yere of our Lord 1476: and turned into Englyse by My Davye Whithede clarke, anno 1552.'
16. 'The Cortacyones and practis of Raymonde [Lully]' by George Ripley. f105-114.
Printed in Latin, under the title of 'Georgii Riplaei Angli Accurtationes et Practicae Raymundinae' among Ripley' Works, Cassel, 1649, p366.
17. Alchemical Processes. 16th Century. f115.
18. Alchemical Verses. 16th Century. f117.
Begins: 'I am Marcurye the myghtiest florum
I am Royall and rychest of all singulorum.'
19. The work of the elixir, in verse. 17th century. f188-120.
Printed under the title of 'Pearce the Black Monke upon the Elixir' in Ashmole p269, and in Latin prose under the title of 'Terra Terrae Philosophicae' in Ripley's Works, Cassel 1649, p314.
20. 'The openyng of the seacret of seacretts donn by the art of Philosophye.' f121v-123.
21. 'The coppye of an old booke which is thought to be the hand writtyng of Mr George Rippyle, Chanon; translated out of latten bye Samuell Norton, Esquyer, the vth of Feberary anno Domini 1573.'
Note in the margin: 'This bock semeth to be his bossom bock, or his bocke tht he daylly ussed.'
It contains the following:-
a. 'The concordance betwene Guido and Raymond Lulli.' f124.
b. Alchemical processes. f125v-130.
c. 'Notable rulles tayken out of Guido the Philosopher per G. R.' f130v.
d. An alchemical process by Raymund Lully, with an exposition by George Ripley. f132v.
e. 'The greate secrete, etc.' f134v.
f. Miscellaneous alchemical processes. f136v-140.
g. 'Of the stone, bothe of his dysposicyone and skyll with hym to make the elixer.' f141-145.
h. A table of the process for making the elixir, subscribed 'George Rypley, anno 1470'. f146.
i. A tincture to fix mercury, with other processes. f146v.
k. 'The visione of George Rypley, Chanon' in verse. f149.
Printed in Ashmole 374.
l. The 'Sayings' of Aristotle and Hermes, with 'A exposityone on the sayenges of Aristotle and Hermes aforesayd, by George Rypleye; as a concordance of thayre words.' f149v-157.
[A latin copy of the same work attibuted to Ricardus de Salopia is in MS. Sloane 3744.]
22. George Ripley's Epistle to King Edward the fourth, in verse: wanting the first nine stanzas. In the same handwriting as the foregoing. f157-159.
Printed in Ashmole , p109.
23. 'The Concorde of Philosophers'. In the same handwriting as the foregoing. f160.
24. 'The animalle stone.' In the same handwriting as the foregoing. f161v.
25. 'Memorandum that here followth serten cortecyons and other good nottes, which I had owt of the olde boeke of Mr George Rypley, which I had not in my coppye at Mr Belyngslys hand afor nowe'. In the same handwriting as the foregoing. f164v.
26. 'The scyance to drawe owt the vth obeynge of Mercury of vitrioles or of coperas; written by Johannes Rupecissa' with alchemical processes by Rypley and others. f167-187.
27. Medical receipts. f187v.

MS. Sloane 3676.
Paper. Folio. 35 folios. 17th Century.
1. Translation in English of a work entitled 'Cabala, the Looking Glass of Art and Nature, in Alchymy, etc. By an unknown, yet known author [Leonardus Thurneiser], as the ingraven signes of the first figure now translated out of the German language into Latin doe testify', etc ff.1-34.
The work is dedicated to Joannes Remmelinus a Swede, by Stephanus Michelspacherus, who dates from Augusta [Augsburg?] 25 Jan 1667.

MS. Sloane 3682.
Paper. Quarto. 285 folios. 16th Century.
An alchymical treatise by Petrus Bonus Lombardus entitled, 'Introductio in divinam chemiae artem integra', translated into English by Roger Howes for Mr Gawyn Smith, Master of her Majesty's Engines, in 1590. ff.1-285.
Printed in Latin, in 4 to. Bas. 1572.

MS. Sloane 3684.
Paper. Quarto. 53 folios. 17th Century.
1. A compendium of the Semita Recta of Albertus Magnus and the Medulla of George Ripley; in English. ff.1-36.
Begins: 'For because that in the setting forth of histories and other scriptures'.
2. 'The draught of Albertus Magnus upon the worke or science of Alchimie names Compositum de Compositis'. ff.37-41.
Begins: 'Albertus saith thus, I will not hide the treasure which is given by the divine grace'.
This and the following tract were written by Edward Dekingston'.
3. 'The litle booke of Mr Guyllyam de Cenes that he sent to the Archbishop of Raynes'. ff.42-46.
Begins: 'Reverend Father, now will I come to my first sayings in declaring'.
4. Another tract on Alchymy. ff.47-51.
Begins: 'Venerable Father, incline thyne eares and understand my words'.
5. 'A tincture or Elixir of an unknown Philosopher'. f.52.

MS. Sloane 3685.
Paper. Quarto. 40 folios. 17th Century.
'The rose yarde or rosarie of the philosophers'; an alchymical tract, 'englished by John Arondell' in 1601, with drawings of figures. ff.1-40.
Begins: 'They which desyer this greatt arte of the science of philosophie'.

MS. Sloane 3686.
Paper. Quarto. 94 folios. 17th Century.
Collection of Alchymical processes and observations from various authors, attributed to Robert Kellum. ff.1-94.

MS. Sloane 3687.
Paper. Quarto. 90 folios. 17th Century.
1. Alchymical processes, copied from a vellum book 'written by George Marrowe, monke of Nostall Abbaye in Yorkeshire in 1437'. f1-11.
At the end are some verses in praise of the above book by one 'Brandon a monk, written in 1437'.
2. Other Alchymical processes entitled, 'Liber librum'; the name of John Bales occurs in more than one place. f12-23.
3. 'The worke of Roger Merrifoot, monke'; consisting of alchymical processes. ff.23b-32.
4. 'The coppie of an owlde manuscript written by Sir Peter Perry, Channon and priest of Maydston in Kent; he lyved in 1486'. [Latin]. f33-39.
5. Arnoldus de Villa Nova de secretis naturae. f39b-41.
Begins: 'Ars ista non est nisi de occultis philosophorum'.
6. A collection of Alchymical processes, taken from various authors. f42-90.

MS. Sloane 3688.
Paper. Quarto. 152 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of Alchymical processes and observations, collected by R. Kellum from various sources.
1. Receipts obtained from 'Homfrae Evans'. f.3.
2. Questions and notes upon the worke of Henry Tyler, 'who dyed in Newgate in 1590'. ff.7-24.
3. 'The coppie of another Booke which I had of Mrs Jane Constable, which I suppose was Richard Coots boke'. ff.24b-33.
4. The consideration of the Elements. ff.33b-37.
5. Verses by George Ripley entitled, 'a worke verie shorte'. ff.66b. [Printed in Ashmole, p.393.]
6. Verses entitled 'De magno opere of Arnoldus de Villa Nova'. ff.74b-78.
Printed, as above, with the title 'Pearce the Black Monke upon the Elixir', p.269.
7. Verses beginning,
'This meadicin be you sure
Of all other to be most pure
Iff you wil be rulyd'. f.81b.
8. Processes 'translated owte of Hughe Cromptons's olde bookes'. f.82.
9. Speculum Secretorum Regerii Bachonis, [English]. ff.87b-91.
10. 'Processes owt of the Duch coppie in the Booke of Isaackes workes towards the latter end thereof'. f.92.
11. The manner of making colours. f.93b.
12. 'A notable experiment of the worke of Rhasis in philosophie called the Philosophers Stone'. ff.112-115.
13. The poem entitled, pater Sapientiae. ff.122-131.
14. A short treatise entitled 'Arcium [sic] Alkamie'. f.136b.
15. 'The little booke of Arnolde intitled his Testament'. f.147b.
16. 'The evident and manifest comprobacion or allowinge of the Chemicall arte of the antiquities of Peter Appion'. f.148.

MS. Sloane 3689.
Paper. Quarto. 43 folios. 17th Century.
A Volume similar to the last, containing Alchymical processes and observations taken from different books.
1. 'The practis Zakaer under an allegoricall speache'. ff.3-5.
This is the third part of the work of Dionysius Zacharius entitled Opusculum philosophae naturalis metallorum, printed in Latin in the Theatrum Chemicum, Vol I, p.815.
2. 'The second part of the Theoryk of Zakare'. ff.8b-14.
Printed ibid. in Latin, Vol I. p.808.
Begins: 'Proinde concludere vere possumus'.
3. 'The declaration of certayne philosophicall wordes or sayings'. f.15.
4. 'The theorick of Treverensis'. ff.16-20.
Printed in the Theatrum Chemicum, In Latin, being the latter end of the second part of the work by Bernardus Trevisanus, De Chemico miracula, Vol. I. p.758.
5. 'Traverences of the esones of metalls'. ff.21-31.
Printed ibid., in Latin, being the third part of the same treatise by Bernardus Trevisanus, Vol I, p.866.
6. 'Geber's Testament'. ff.31b-35.
Begins: 'Reverent father it is wrytten in the commentarye that whatsoever dothe worke'.
7. 'An Epistle dedicatorye of one doctor William Gratoroll, phisicion who translatyd the boke of Bernardus Earll of Trevers owt of the French into Lattyn and dedicatyd it to one Doctor Gallus Echenrewter', dat. 5 April 1567. f.35b.
8. The answer to the foregoing epistle. ff.36-38.

MS. Sloane 3691.
Paper. Quarto. 95 folios. 17th Century.
1. Johannis Pauperis tractatus de lapide Philosophorum, cum prologo. [English]. ff.1-7.
The prologue begins: 'Reverende Gebare witnessethe in the 5th booke of the XIIth chapter that there be 3 manners or orders of meadicyns'.
The first Chapter begins: 'The Stone of the philosophers is called minerall'.
2. A treatise on 'Quinta essencia'. ff.8-25.
Begins: 'Thowe shalt understande the noble scyence of the olde philosophers'.
3. 'Of the multiplication or augmentacion of the Stone after Clangor buccyne'. f.26.
Begins: 'Item Rasis he saythe that the goodnes dothe not change of this multiplication'.
4. Observations on quintessence. f.28.
5. 'To multiplie sylver after Edward the forthe King'. f.29.
6. Alchemycal processes. ff.29b-44.
7. Theophrastus Paracelsus on the transmutation of Cements, with a prologue. ff.44b-49.
The prologue begins: 'Lyke as we have spoken of the transmutations or alterations of other things'.
The treatise begins: 'Thoghe we do not observe the manner of the Auncient'. Printed in Latin, among his Works, Vol II. p.128.
8. The tenth book of Theophrastus Paracelsus de gradationibus. f.50.
Begins: 'We will then begyne to speake of the gradacions'.
Printed Ibid in Latin, Vol II. p.130.
9. 'The Manuell of Theophrasti Paracelsie of the Stone of the Philosophers', with a preface. ff.52-59.
The preface begins: 'For so muche as God hathe begone to worke the spirite phissicke'.
The treatise begins: 'Therefore to forge the philosophicall stone Vulcanus, the which we call Balsamum perfectum'.
Printed ibid. in Latin, Vol II, p.132.
10. 'Alchimica Theophrastis Paracelsis - of symple fyer', with a preface, and divided into three books. ff.60-68.
The preface begins: 'In the name of God, etc; I do intende to wrytt of the true science of Alchymie'.
The Ist book begins: 'Nowe will I wryght what the science dothe fyrste comprehende'.
11. 'The booke of the Rosarie of the Philosophers' [English]. ff.68b-77.
Begins: 'He that desyrethe or entendethe to have the moste trewe Knowledge'.
12. Extracts from Hermes and Geber. f.77b.
13. 'The Table of the noble arte or science of alkymye'. f.78b.
14. An Alchymical tract by John Sawtrey, Monk of Torneye. ff.79b-91.
See another copy in Latin in MS. Sloane 212, f31b.
15. Alchymical extracts and observations. ff.92-95.

MS. Sloane 3693.
Paper. Quarto. 188 folios. 18th Century.
A collection of miscellaneous observations etc., relating to Alchymy, Chymistry etc., from various sources. [French]. ff.1-188.

MS. Sloane 3694.
Paper. Quarto. 86 folios. 17th Century.
Belonging in 1675 to John Moulden.
3. Gulielmi Praepositi tractatus alchymicus, in libros duos divisus. [Imperfect]. ff.67-86.
Begins: 'Omnis sapientia a Domino Deo est et cum illo semper et est aute aevum'.
Secundus liber tractat: 'breviter de summa Hermetis Philosophi, qualiter sublimatur et praeparetur spiritus et corporibus tam as Solem quam as Lunam'.

MS. Sloane 3695.
Paper. Quarto. 35 folios. 17th Century.
A treatise on the transmutation of metals, by I.S. dedicated to his son. ff.1-33.
The first chapter begins: 'My sonne disolve tenne or twelve pound therof in faire water'.

MS. Sloane 3696.
Paper. Quarto. 67 folios. 18th Century.
1. 'The Vision of Sr George Ripley, Channon of Bridlington'; in verse. f.1b.
Begins: 'When busy at me book I was, upon a certain night'.
2. 'Declaracion methodicall of Gebers three medecins. wherein is conteyned the true making of the Philosophers' Stone'. The greater part of this treatise is in Latin, and very neatly and carefully written. ff.2-67.
It begins: 'Medicina prima aut primi ordinis est illa praeparatio rerum'.
See another copy in MS. Sloane 225.

MS. Sloane 3697.
Paper. Quarto. 109 folios. 17th Century.
1. Morieni Romani, quondam Eremitae Hierosolymitani de re metallica, metallorum transmutatione, etc., liber a Roberto Castrensi ex Arabico in latinum translatus. [English]. ff.1-43.
Printed in latin, 4to, Paris, 1564.
2. A letter on the Philosophers' Stone 'to my speciall Friend and loving brother Abell Berner'. ff.43b-52.
Begins: 'In the begining it behoveth the skillfull Artificer to be carefull'.
3. A collection of Alchymical processes, written down as they occurred to R. Kellum, in 1721. ff.53-60.
5. Mirabilis experientia di Fra. Gregorio, discepolo d'Arnol. di Villa Nova, and other Chymical processes. [Latin]. ff.73-86.

MS. Sloane 3698.
Paper. Quarto. 29 folios. 17th Century.
1. Alchymical processes. ff.1-16.

MS. Sloane 3699.
Paper. Quarto. 12 folios. 17th Century.
Alchymical processes. ff.1-12.

MS. Sloane 3700.
Paper. Quarto. 18 folios. 17th Century.
A discourse of the Philosophers' Stone or Grand Elixer wherein its process is given in naked words and its nature enquired into, by John Clerke. ff.1-18.
Begins: 'The Grand Elixer, or Philosophers' Stone, is of 2 sorts; viz., white and red'.

MS. Sloane 3703.
Paper. Quarto. 33 folios. 17th Century.
An Alchemical work, divided into six treatises. ff.1-33.
The First Treatise begins: 'This stone of wise men drawes the pure elements of his essence by the assured way of a universall and fundamentall nature'.

MS. Sloane 3704.
Paper. Quarto. 90 folios. 17th Century.
1. Tractatulus de quintis essentiis. ff.1-7.
Begins: 'Vini quinta essentia. Rx. vinum generosum odoriferum non nimis clarum nec nigrum'.
3. 'Des metaux et mineraux'; various chemical and alchemical works upon them.
8. Receipts for sealing hermetically. [In French]. ff.33-57.
9. Various receipts, chemical and miscellaneous. [In French and Italian]. ff.58-79.

MS. Sloane 3706.
Paper. Quarto. 120 folios. 17th Century.
1. Epigrammata duo: auctore Waltero Gwynn. f.2b.
2. English translation of George Ripley's 'Accurtationes et Practicae Raymundinae'. ff.3-14.
Printed in Latin among Ripley's Opera, Cassellis, 8vo 1649, p366.
3. 'De differentiis facultatum ignis elementalis'. f.14b.
4. 'Modus tractandi vegetabilia'. f.15.
Haec ad calcem, 'Transcripta ex missiva domini D. Edwardi Kelley, missa domino Rodolpho Romanorum Imperatori, anno 1590, stil. vet., Martii xvii, Pragae. Sed tradita erat illa carta sola quae modum tractandi vegetabilia continebat'.
5. Excerpta ex Raymundi Lulii Testamento Novissimo; necnon ex ejusdem Compendio animae transmutationis artis metallorum.
11. Chemical and Alchemical receipts; from Guy de Montanor, Ulstadius, Raymund Lully, and others. ff.34-56.
13. 'Pater Sapientie. Per Blomfeild'. An Alchemical poem. [In English]. ff.66-75.
Printed,as an anonymous work, in Ashmole. p.194.
14. 'The Compendiarye of the noble scyence of Alkemye, compiled by Mr. William Blomfeilde, philosopher, and bachelor of phisicke, admitted by King Henrye the eighte of most famous memory, anno 1557'. [In English verse]. ff.76-96.
Printed, under the title of Bloomfield's Bolossoms or the Campe of Philosophy, in Ashmole, p.305.
16. Alchemical receipts and processes: in a hand of the 16th Century. ff.100-116.
17. 'The trewe makinge of the Phillosophors stonne, and the manner of the makinge thare of'. ff.117-119.
Begins: 'The experiment confirminge the makinge truly of our phillosophers stonne'.

MS. Sloane 3707.
Paper. Quarto. 132 folios. End of 16th Century.
1. 'The prologe of Monaldus, the Monke, comforting Raymonde to fynyshe his bowk of the Quintessence which Raymund compyled at the instant suet of the sayd Monaldus, etc'. f.1.
Begins: 'Raymond lamentyed muche and was in a great sorrowe whan he had taken paynes so longe a tyme'.
2. The first book, or distinction, of the Liber Secretorum of Raymond Lully; treating of Quintessences. ff.4b-28.
Translated from the Latin, printed together with the second Book, at Strasburgh, 8vo. 1616.
3. 'The third distinction; of the transmutacion of mettalls into Sol and Lune'. The third book of the Liber Secretorum of Raymund Lully. ff.29-112.
Translated from the Latin, printed with the first Book, and with other works of the same author, ed. Nortbergae, 4to 1546.
Cf. Sloane MS. 3604, f.69.
4. 'The Questionary of the figuer abstracted from the phillosopher's Tree'. A portion of the preceding article: written in a different hand. ff.113-132.
Begins: 'In this parte we do intende to resolve all suche questions as be made in this arte'.
At the end: 'Here endethe the questions of all the three figures and of the tables abstracted from them, that is to saye of the philosphers tree, and of the quadrangular figure, and of the figure of S'.

MS. Sloane 3708.
Paper. Quarto. 102 folios. 17th Century.
2. 'The Practise of John Lydgaate, Mounke of Burye, De lapide philosophorum'. ff.3-68.
Begins: 'Sufficiently by me it is most plainely declared, in my booke of chymestry, what the philosophers' stone and their prima materia is'.
3. 'A copie owt of a booke, the which I had of my unckle Steaples, the 21st May 1661'. ff.69-76.
The Prologue begins: 'Deare Brother, if you mind to follow the art of alcymy and to worke in it lett me give you warning'.
The Treatise begins: 'My writings containeth three things, which according to Philosophers are the beginning of all things naturall'.
4. An exposure of the errors of the medical schools; with an account of the studies of the Author [George Starkey?]; with his corrections. ff.79-102.
Begins: 'The Author's promises. I will lay open the errors of the schooles touching those things which they rashly have accompted the fundamentals of nature'.
The following note occurs on the fly-leaf: 'Liber Georgii Starkii, eptus Londini, in platea Woodstreetensi, anno 1652'.

MS. Sloane 3711.
Paper. Quarto. 84 folios. 17th Century.
1. Codex veritatis sive arcana Naturae referata et exposita per ignem, auctore Georgio Starkey (?). ff.1-7.
2. A collection of Alchymical processes and observations, extracted from various sources. ff.8b-69, 74-84.
3. A few extracts from Edward Mainwaring's book, entitled, Tutela Sanitatis. ff.69-73.

MS. Sloane 3712.
Paper. Quarto. 27 folios. 17th Century.
1. A treatise on the Philosophers' Stone, divided into 13 chapters. ff.2-19.
Begins: 'The bodies of all things beyng as well perfect as imperfect'.
2. A few alchymical processes. ff.20-27.

MS. Sloane 3713.
Paper. Quarto. 187 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of Alchymical processes and observations from various authors, with an index of contents.
1. Notes and sentences from various philosophers' books touching quintessence of metals and minerals, divided into 12 chapters. ff.1-33.
2. 'The worke of Boniface the IV of whiteing and Rubifienge'. ff.34-55.
Begins: 'First we will beginn at the dissolucion of [Mercury]'.
3. 'Of the vegitable menstruall after Ramond Lullii in his most Newe Testament'.

MS. Sloane 3715.
Paper. Quarto. 85 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of Alchymical observations and processes. ff.1-85.

MS. Sloane 3719.
Paper. Quarto. 177 folios. 17th Century. 'ex dono Thomae Nevill, Decani Cantuariensis et Collegii Trinitatis praefecti'.
A large collection of Alchymical processes and obervations, with a Table of contents. ff.1-176.

MS. Sloane 3720.
Paper. Quarto. 126 folios. 17th Century.
1. De his quae ad artem Alchymicam apprime necessaria sunt. ff.2-23.
Begins: 'Tria potissimum in hac arte consideratu dignissima sunt'.
2. Alchymicae quaedam obervationes, ex variis libris desumptae. ff.24-34, 37-49, 54b-59, 70-86.
3. Mensa transmutationis Metallorum tempus commodum indicans. f.35b.
4. Tractatulus alchymicus sic inscriptus: 'Trevianus, per Deum (inquit) nescirem clarius loqui quam nunc loquar nisi ostendam tibi in effectu cum digitis'. ff.50-53.
Begins: 'Inveni parvum fonticulum pulchrum et clarum circumdatum parvo lapide rotundo'.
5. de transmutationibus quaedam. ff.60-69.
Begins: 'Est transmutatio cum res suam formam amittit'.
6. An Alchymical treatise in the form of a dialogue between master and Scholar. ff.87-94.
Begin: 'Sch. Master I pray thee to enforme me of errors in philosophy'.
7. Alchymical processes and observations. ff.94b-126.

MS. Sloane 3721.
Paper. Small Quarto. 103 folios. Beginning of 17th Century.
1. Extracts 'taken out of the Rose yade of Philosophers'. ff.1,45.
2. 'The true coppie of a booke that was written and made by Trevisonn earle of Marche, touching the Philosophers' Stone'. ff.2-47.
Printed in Latin in the Theatrum Chemicum, Vol I, p.748.
The following note occurs at the end of the treatise; 'For Francis Archer this booke was written by Willam Burghe, ended the 8th daie of Marche, 1601'.
3. 'Ripley his Medulla or Marrrowe of Alkamie'. ff.48-71.
Printed in Latin, (but with some variation from the present copy, at the commencement and end), among 'Georgii Riplaei Opera omnia Chemica'; ed. Cassellis, 8 vo, 1649, p.123.
At the end occurs the following note: 'Heare endeth the treatis called the Marrowe of Alkamie, compiled by George Ripley, the yeare of our Lorde God 1476. Hee died in anno 1490. Soe that this booke was written 14 yeares before his death'.
4. 'Of the generation of animals; taken out of Artefius'; a part of the third chapter of his 'Clavis Majoris sapientiae'. ff.77-86.
Printed in Latin, in the Theatrum Chemicum. ed Argentorati, tom IV. p.236.
6. An extract from Marsilius Ficinus, relating to the genertaion of mettals. f.87.
7. Translation of the second, third and fourth canons of the treatise 'De consideratione Quintae Essentiae omnium rerum' by Johannes de Rupescissa. ff.88-101.
They vary considerably from the printed Latin copy.
8. Fragment of an Alchemical treatise. f.102.

MS. Sloane 3723.
Paper. Oblong Quarto. 68 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of chemical receipts. ff.1-68.

MS. Sloane 3724.
Paper. Quarto. 98 folios. 17th Century.
In the year 1677 it belonged to Mary Haupert.
1. 'Furni Philosophici, or A Second part of the Philosophicall oven, etc. By Johannes Rudolphus Glauberus'. ff.1-90.
Translated from a Latin (?) edition, printed at Amsterdam in the year 1647. The latter part is interlined with frequent corrections by the author.
2. 'A vision in a dreame when Ben Adam had in the time of the raigne of Rucharetz King of Adama; which published Floretus a Bethabor'. f.91.
Translated from the German, printed with the following article, at Amsterdam in 8vo, 1682.
3. 'Of the travellings of Frederick Gallus to the hermitage of Saint Michael.' ff.94-98.
Translated from the German, printed with the preceding article.

MS. Sloane 3725.
Paper. Quarto. 49 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 3738.
1. Table of characters representing the planets and chemical substances. f.1b.
2. Chemical receipts and processes. ff.3-49.

MS. Sloane 3729.
Paper. Small quarto. 84 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 3732.
1. 'The Practicke', or second part of an alchemical treatise, by an author of the latter part of the 16th or of the 17th Century; written on alternate pages. ff.1-18.
Begins: 'And first the preparacion of the materiall of one selfe same roote with divers times.'
2. Tractatus de mineralium quorundam virtutibus chemicis. ff.3b-16b.
Begins: 'De argento vivo. Multifaria argenti vivi sund genera, Mercurius ex animali et vegetabeli fumus tantum est.'
Ends: 'Amasones solertia sua preliis incumbentes victores existebant. Externus celestis spiritus animas nostras recreet, et post terrenam veram illam effugiem et celestem ambulare viam valeamus. Amen'.
3. 'Physichymicall operations'; Alchemical processes illustrated by analogous operations of nature: in double columns. ff.17b-23b.
The first column begins: 'The Alchymistes in there severall operations and extractes drawne from planets and vegetables'.
The second column begins: 'The like preparation of all harder and more solide substances is performed by the teeth in mastification'.
4. 'Quersitan's Dafters letter'; an alchemical tract translated from the Latin. ff.19-26.
Begins: 'Although the things under the sunne being composed of the 4 elements be a principall ground of all those that treat of and travill in search of the secrit stone.' See another translation of this tract, infre art 8.
5. Alchemical processes, partly in cipher. ff.25b-30b.
6. Two practises of Multiplication: a portion of an alchemical tract. ff.28-32.
Begins: 'The first practise of Multiplication in two divers sortes (as God gave mee the grace), brought to a happy ishu. The which ferment or pouder I also augmented by two several digestiones or multiplications'.
7. 'George Ripley's bosome booke of the composition of the greate elixer: and first of the solution of the grosse body.' ff.32b-41b.
Begins: 'First take 30 lb of sericon, which will make 21 lb of gumme, if it is well dissolved'.
Ends: 'By this maner thou mayest convert all bodies into [Sun} obuson'.
8. 'A coppy of a letter': agreeing in substance with the tract described above [art. 4] underthe title of 'Querstan's Dafters letter'. ff.34-38.
9. 'The preparation and use of a universall menstruum, which is powerfull to extract the quintessence of all vegetables, animals, and mineralls; and to corrrect and prepare them into good and howlesome physicke'. f.39.
Begins: 'That philosopher Van Helmont maketh mention of the famous menstruum, ascribing to it most wonderfull effectes'.
10. A treatise of the composition of the Elixir Vitae. ff.42-75.
Begins: 'For to come to attaine such a medisine as cures or heales all sicknesses, and keepes all men in health'.
Ends: 'And you shall know that a vegetable stone can be made out of all things in the world; the same way that is taught before, for to cure all diseases, internall or externall'.
11. An Alchemical process out of Ripley. f.43b.
12. Tracatarus moderni de transmutatione metallorum in octo capitula partitus. ff.44b-63b.
Preface Begins: 'De jure artis, ejus cultoribus veroque arcanum exquirendi modo. Quando quidem omnes (cujuscunque ordinis generis et fortunae) homines aliquam sibi proponunt'.
Last chapter ends:'Tu interim vale, his finere; et a Deo benedictionem expectes: nam a Pater (sic) solo luminum hoc impetrabis. Sic feci. Sic dixi'.
13. 'Excerpta ex MSS. Americani Philosophi'. ff.64b-67b.
15. Alchemical processes. ff.75b-84.

MS. Sloane 3730.
Paper. Quarto. 12 folios. 17th Century.
'Questions and answers concerning the Philosophers' Stone; the coppy whereof I had from my Lord Sheffield at hammersmith, August the 1st, 1623'. Written 3 April, 1679.
Begins: 'Question. First shewe me in what thing, of what thing, or by what thing is the multyplycation of mettals to be made'.

MS. Sloane 3732.
Paper. Quarto. 97 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 3729.
A collection of the chemical works by George Ripley, translated into English.
1. Liber de mercurio et lapide philosophorum. [In English]. ff.2-8. Printed in Latin among his Works,ed Cassel, 1649, p.101.
2. Philorcium Alchymistarum. ff.9-24. Printed in Latin, ibid, p.179.
3. The Clavis Aurea Portae. ff.25-48. Printed in Latin, ibid. p.225.
4. The Pupilla Alchimae. ff.49-55. Printed in Latin, ibid. p.295.
5. The Terra Terrae philosophiae. ff.56-58. Printed in Latin, ibid. p.314.
6. Concordantia Raymundi Lullii et Guidonis philosophi Graeci. ff.59-63. Printed in Latin, ibid. p.323.
7. The Viaticum seu varia practica. ff.64-74. Printed in Latin, ibid. p.337.
8. The Accurtations et practicae Raymundinae. ff.75-93. Printed in Latin. ibid. p.336.
9. Chymical processes. f.96.

MS. Sloane 3733.
Paper. Quarto. 131 folios. 17th Century.
1. Chymical and medical receipts. ff.1-16.
2. Some observations about a 'lamp that continually burns, gives light like a candle in a glass violl hermetically sealed'. f.17.
8. Illustration of the second treatise of Antimony by Alexander Van Suchten wherein examples and divers processes are set down and described how metalls must be transmuted through antimony. ff.66-87.

MS. Sloane 3735.
Paper. Octavo. 24 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of chymical and alchymical processes, amongst which, at f.30b is 'Hermes Cabinett'. ff.1-24.

MS. Sloane 3737.
Paper. Quarto. 158 folios. 17th Century.
1. Ars et theoria transmutationis Metallicae, Johannes Augustino Pantheo, auctore. ff.1-31. [Exstant impress in 8vo, Paris, 1550.]
2. Voarchadumia contra Alchimiam; eadem Pantheo auctore. ff.32-87.
Exstat. impress in 8vo, Paris, 1550.
3. Observationes quaedam ex Morieni libello de Metallorum transmutatione. ff.88-92.
4. Nonnulla ex Bernardo Treviensi de Alchemia. ff.93-95.
5. Quaedam ex Isagoge Adam a Bodenstein in Rosarium Chymicum Arnoldi de Villa Nova. ff.96-106. [Exstat impress in 8vo, Bas. 1559.]
6. 'Excripta ex Hortulani Jacobini commentariolo, in Hermetis Tabulam Smaragdinam'. ff.107-138.
7. 'De imagine Senioris ex libro de chemia Senioris Antiquissimi Philosophi'. ff.139-158. [Exstat impress in 8vo.]

MS. Sloane 3738.
Paper. Quarto. 89 folios. 17th Century.
1. 'Out of the booke called the revelacion of the secret spirit'. f.3b.
Begins: 'The stone is called by the philosophers by the name of quintessence'.
3. Johannis Dastyn libri quatuor intitulati Donum Dei. ff.23-35.
Begins: 'Omne datum optimum et omne donum perfectum deorsum est, descendens a Patre luminum'.
4. Ejusdem Epistola as dominum Neapolionem Cardinalem. f.35b.
Begins: 'Testificatur as credendum'.
5. Ejusdem carmen de lapide philosophorum. f.36b.
Begins: 'Certus er expertus lapis est in mente repertus'.
6. Ejusdem libri duo de cognitione lapidis. ff.37-46.
Begins: 'Cum gaudeant uti brevitate moderni'.
7. Quaedam de Mercurio. f.46.
8. Versus sex de gradibus ignis. f.46.
10. Tractatus Dunstani Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis de lapide philosophorum. ff.60-66. Exstat impress inter Opera Georgii Riplaei in 8co Cassel, 1649.,p.240.
11. Thesauririlla naturae in qua de extractione mummiae spiritualis et mysterio magico arboris scientiae boni et mali tractatur, de quibus Theophrastus in libello de tempore et in libello de origine scientiae agit; cum prooemio. ff.66b-71.
Prooem begins: 'Perfecta sapientiae in hoc seculo constit in cognitione sui ipsius'.
Chap. I begins: 'Quatuor genera mummiarum'.
12.Short analysis of Glauber's work of the philosophical furnaces, divided into five parts. f.72.
13. Some extracts from Glauber's work de auro potabili, etc. ff.72-74.
Printed in octavo, Amsterdam. 1651.
15. The Epistle dedicatory of L.C. physician to a chemical treatise, 1647. [In Latin]. f.74b.
Begins: 'Laboranti mihi pro ratione professionis meae'.
15. The treatise of Jehan de Mehun entitled, Le Miroir d'Alquimie. f.75.
Printed in Octavo, paris, 1612.
16. Ejusdem Johannis Mehun demonstratio naturae. ff.77-79.
Exstat impress in Museum Hermeticum, Frankof. 1677. p. 147.
17. Apotelesmata philosophorum Mercurii triumphantisde summa medicina, Ariopono Cephalo auctore,; cum ejusdem notitia brevi praemissa. ff.81b-85.
Mercurius Triumphans exstat impress in quarto, Magdeburgi, 1601.
18. Excerpta quaedam ex Bernardi G. Penoti Apologia. ff.85b-89.
Exstat impress. in octavo, Francof. 1600.
Reversing the volume-
19. Some observations upon a worke of Pierre Bernaud, called the Grand Esclaricissment. f.80b.

MS. Sloane 3739.
Paper. Quarto. 104 folios. 17th Century.
1. 'Abregé du Traitté du grand Oeuvre des pPhilosophes par Philipe Rouvillart, Piedmontois Cordelier'. ff.1-42.
Begins: 'Au nom de Dieu nous commencerons le grand oeuvre'.
2. 'Traitté d'un inconnu'; on the the Philosophers' Stone. ff.43-74.
Begins: 'Tous les philosophes ont ecrit fort obscurement'.
3. Argument particulier sur le livre de Philaletha intitulé 'Introitus apertus ad occulsum Regis palatium'. ff.75-86.
4. Explication de Philalethe of the same book. ff.87-98.
5. L'Elucidation ou l'Eclaircissement du testament de Raimond Lulle. ff.99-104.
Begins: 'Quoyque nous ayons composé plusieurs livres des diverses operations'.

MS. Sloane 3744.
Paper. Octavo. 124 folios. 15th Century.
3. Processus alchemici varii. f.9b-17.
4. Principia alchemica, ex auctoribus variis excerpta. ff.19-21.
5. 'Rosarium philosophorum'. f.22-23.
Begins: 'Sub brevitate sermonis totum hujus operis complementum narremus'.
6. Versus alchemici. ff.23b-26.
Begins: 'Est lapis occultus secreto forte sepultus'.
7. 'Notabilia Guydonis Montaynor'. ff.27-33.
8. Chemical receipts. f.33b.
9. 'Errores secundum Bacon Rogerum'. f.35.
Begins: 'Scito enim quod omne corpus aut est elementum aut ex elementis compositum'.
11. Quaedam de lapide philosophorum; ex Avicenna. f.41.
12. A portion of an Alchemical treatise, in French. ff.43-49.
Begins: 'Tous sires, entend que apres la doctrine de la philosophique orte, et diverses autres'.
13. Ex Gebro fragmenta. ff.50,53.
14. Vasium delineationes, ad experimenta alchemica aptarum; cum usuum explicationibus. f.51.
15. 'Expositio textuum Aristotelis et Hermetis, secundum Ricardum de Salopia'. ff.54-60.
Begins: 'Textus Aristotelis. Accipe lapidem animalem, vegetabilem et mineralem, qui non est lapis nec habet naturam lapidis'.
Cf. exemplar aliud, lingua Anglica scriptum atque Georgio Ripleao auctori attributum, in MS. Sloane 3667, f149b.
16. Tractatus anonymi de lapide philosophorum. ff.60b-64.
Begins: 'Hermes in hac scientia sic ait: Alkemia est substantia corporea ex uno et per unum'.
17. 'For to make the philosophers' stone'. f.65.
18. 'For to make coper of Mercurye'. f.67.
[Other items to be added].

MS. Sloane 3747. Vellum. Duodecimo. 131 folios. 15th Century.
1. A list of questions upon alchemical subjects, which the writer directs to be proposed to Paul of Hamburgh. f.1b.
2. An Alchemical treatise by George Ripley, on Raymund Lully. ff.3-14.
Begins. 'Ad Dei laudem, Amen. At the begynnyng understande that olde philosophers engyned to do by arte above the ground'.
3. 'Ad mineralia alteranda in terram cristallinam' [In English verse]. f.15.
'To the making of this preciouse
Medecyn ye must
Take wynde and water, white and grene
And drawe therof a lak vergene'.
Ashmole. p.431.
4. Alchemical processes. ff.16-24.
5. Raymondes Accurtacions and other experiments. ff.25-55.
6. A treatise of the Philosophers' Stone. ff.56-60.
Begins: 'Truly this precious tresure may be found by grace and by kennyin and in right a light thyng of price'.
7. Tractatulus alchemicus. ff.61-65.
Begins: 'Audeant secreti [secreta] quo loquor et dilecti verba orie mei'.
8. An alchemical treatise, in the form of a dialogue between a master and his disciple. ff.66-71.
Begins: 'Discipulus. Now I pray you that I may questen with you to have knowlegge of errors that I have hadde'.
9. Verus alchemici. f.72.
Begins: 'Est firma tinctura latens in igne permansura'.
10. Tractatulus Honoricii Papae. ff.73-80.
Begins: 'Honoricius papa dicit. Audi fili mi discipliman Aristotelis patris tui, et scias Aristotelem patrem fuisse philosophorum'.
11. Tractatus alchemicus, cui titulus 'Sphaera inferioris astronomiae'. f.81.
Begins: 'Spera inferiois astronomie premonstrata et theoricalis est et practicalis docensqualiter altitudo, profunditas et duo latera lapidis occulti'.
12. Cantilena alchemica. ff.84b-87.
Begins: 'En philosophancium haec in cantilena
Dans archana concino voce cum amena'.
13. Treatise of the transmutation of metals. ff.88-93.
Begins: 'Here with the leve of Almighty God I will opyn tp you the dores of grace with the Keyes of philosophie'.
14. 'To drawe quintessence of Antimony'. f.94.
15. Processus Alchemici. ff.96-101.
16. Treatise of the Philosophers' Stone; in verse. ff.102-105.
Begins: 'As the philosopher in metheors doith write
That the likeness of bodies metallyne be not transmutable'.
17. Alchemical Verses. f.105.
Begins: 'Bothe man and woman God hath wrought'.
In Ashmole, p.427.
18. Treatise of the Elixir, in verse. f.106b.
Begins: 'Take erth of erth, erthes broder'.
Printed under the Title of Pearce the Black Monke upon the Elixir, in Ashmole p.269.
19. Alchemical verses. f.108.
Begins: 'Of this matter to you most clere'.
Ashmole, p.428.
20. Dialogue 'inter philosophum patrem et ejus filium'. [In English verse]. ff.110-115.
Begins: 'When Sol is in Aries and Phebus shynyth bright'.
Printed with variation under the title of The Mystery of Alchymists, composed by Sir George Ripley', in Ashmole, p380.
21. Process of the Philosophers' Stone, in verse. f116.
Begins: 'Of Spayn take thou thy clere light
The redde goumme that ys yn ytt so bright'.
Printed with variations under the title of 'the work of Rich. Carpenter', Ashmole, p.275.
22. Alchymical processes, in Latin and English. ff.117b-131.

MS. Sloane 3748.
Paper. Duodecimo. 169 folios. End of 16th Century.
Chemical and alchemical receipts and processes, collected by Clement Draper. ff.1-168.

MS. Sloane 3751.
Paper. Octavo. 49 folios. 18th Century.
1. An Alchymical treatise entitled 'Tou Continens or the Layeing open of the Philosophers Labrinthe' with a preface. [Imperfect]. ff.1-28.
The preface begins: 'To write anything in the comendation of Alchamy'.
The first chapter begins: 'The first matter of mattalls is the vapour of sulphure'.

MS. Sloane 3752.
Paper. Octavo. 133 folios. 18th Century.
1. Alchymical processes and observations. ff.1, 8-11, 19-25,32-44,61.
2. The songs in the Theatre of Musicke. ff.2-7.
7. Philosophical and Chymical experiments from Raymund Lully. ff.45-60.
8. 'A particular and succinct account of the preparations of all things relating to the white Elixir and the dealbating of [Mercury]'. ff.61-133.

MS. Sloane 3753.
Paper. Octavo. 138 folios. 17th Century.
1. Extracts from John de Monte-Snyders treatise, entitled, Metamorphosis Planetarum [In English]. ff.1-65.
Printed in German. Octavo, Amst. 1663.
2. An Epitome of the Hermetical Triumph, or a discourse between Eudoxus and Pyrophilus, upon the ancient War of the Knights. ff.67b-98. Printed in German and English.
3. An Epitome of a letter to the true disciples of Hermes, containing six principal Keys of the secret of Philosophy. ff.98b-117.
4. Epistola Raymundi Lullii ad Edwardum IV Regem Angliae; scilicet Liber lucis Mercuriorum de compositione coelestis menstrui vegetabilis et divini lapidis Philosophorum. ff.118-136.
Begins: 'Jamdudum, Rex serenissime, de transmutatione omnium corporum'.
Reversing the Volume there are-
5. 'Philosophical collections taken out of a manuscript translated per J.G. ff.138b-137.

MS. Sloane 3755.
Paper. Octavo. 113 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of Chymical and Alchymical receipts and processes. ff.1-113.
At the end is the commencement of a chymical work with a preface to the Courteous Reader, signed F.N. [Francis Nicolson].
The treatise begins: 'First I shall begin with the vegetable kingdome and shew how grossly it is abused by Chymists'.

MS. Sloane 3757.
Paper. Octavo. 72 folios. 17th Century.
1. The entrance opened into the King's Palace, by an anonymous writer calling himself Philaletha Philosophus. ff.1-31. [Printed in Latin, Octavo, Amst. 1667.]
2. Sir George Ripley's Compound of Alchymy expounded by a sonn of art. ff.31-34.
4. Extract from the work of Artephius his secret book concerning the Philosophers Stone. ff.35-39.
5. Archbishop Dunstan's treatise of the Philosophers' Stone. ff.40-52.
Published in Latin, among Ripley's works.
7. Alchymical extracts 'from Mr Moulton'. f.53.
8. Mr Moulton's Regulus or the Arcanum of Mercury. f.55b.
10. Chymical experiments from a MS. of an American Philosopher alias Eirenaeus Philalethes Cosmopolita. ff.63-67.
11. Rules for practice in the art of alchymy. ff.68b-71.
Begins: 'That as the end you looke for is gold soe let gold be the subject on which you worke and no other'.

MS. Sloane 3758.
Paper. Octavo. 62 folios. 17th Century.
1. A few Alchymical processes. ff.1-11.
4. Receipt how to prepare the Aurum Potabile. f.24.
5. Extract from the 12 gates of George Ripley. ff.26-38.
6. 'Memorandums or Extracts taken out of an old MS. which I borrowed of Mr Kellum'; being alchymical processes and observations. ff.39-49.
7. Account of some chymical experiment in 1693,1694. ff.50-57.
8. The Epistle of Edmund Dickinson to Theodorus Mundanus of the quintessence of Philosophers. [A fragment]. ff.58-62.
Printed in Latin, in 8 vo, Oxon, 1686.

MS. Sloane 3760.
Paper. Octavo. 13 folios. 17th Century.
Bound with MS. Sloane 1222.
Tabula vocum alchymicarum, ordine alphabetico, per J.F. anno 1687. ff.1-13.

MS. Sloane 3761.
Paper. Duodecimo. 43 folios. 17th Century.
'Mullers process which hee gave too a noble Earle of Scotland under a severe oath of secrecy with a collection of other Authors which agreeing and confirming the same thing are collected and sett down as a proof to confirme his process for the makeing the white and red Elixir or L.P.'. ff.1-42.

MS. Sloane 3762.
Paper. Duodecimo. 158 folios. 17th Century.
1. A dialogue of Egidius de Vadis between Nature and the disciple of philosophy, of the searching out of the Philosophers' Stone. ff.2-21.
Begins: 'After that I had many yeares wearied myselfe with labour'.
Printed in Latin in Theatrum Chemicum, Vol II, p.85. Another copy in MS. Sloane 3772.
2. The third principle of minerals, by Sandivogius. ff.22-29.
Printed in German, 8vo, Amst. 1656.
4. The letter of Theodorus Mundanus to Edmund Dickenson in reply to his on the quintessence of the Philosophers; translated from the latin by Edmund Brice. ff.32-63. [Printed in Latin, Octavo, Oxon. 1686.]
6. Alchymical extracts from various authors, some processes and notes. ff.74-88.

MS. Sloane 3763. 1. Apertorium Alphabetale, in which is contained the true art and practice of the wonderful philosophical science both for the transmutation of metals and for the cure and preservation of human infirm and imperfect bodies, by Christopher Parigginus. ff.1-88.
Begins: 'Deare Son, This last of June we have received a letter by Mr. Agnolo'.

MS. Sloane 3764.
Paper. Duodecimo. 54 folios. 17th Century.
2.Alchymical notes and receipts. ff.5-23.
3. Extracts from Nicholas Flammel's Exposition of the hieroglyphic figures upon an arch in St Innocents Churchyard in Paris. ff.24-41.
Printed. London, 1624.
4. Extracts from Artephius' secret book concerning the Philosophers' Stone and from the Epistle of John Pontanus. ff.41b-44.
Printed ibid.
5. Notes from some Chymical collections, and the Hermetical Secrets, etc. ff.45-54.

MS. Sloane 3765.
Paper. Duodecimo. 139 folios. 17th Century.
Copious extracts from the works of Angelus Sala, made in 1652. ff.1-139.

MS. Sloane 3766.
Paper. Duodecimo. 69 folios. 17th Century.
Alchymical and Astrological collections.

MS. Sloane 3767.
Paper. Duodecimo. 15 folios. 17th Century.
Alchymical notes and processes; 1791. ff.1-15.

MS. Sloane 3768.
Paper. Duodecimo. 14 folios. 17th Century.
The Manuduction of Jacob Tollius to the chymical heaven. [Printed in Latin, in Duodecimo. Amst. 1688.]

MS. Sloane 3770.
Paper. Octavo. 77 folios. 17th Century.
[Alchemical collections from various authors, concerning the Philosophers' Stone, etc., partly in Latin, partly in English.]

MS. Sloane 3771.
Paper. Duodecimo. 14 folios. 17th Century.
A treatise of [Bernard] Count Trevisan, called in French Perole delaisse, or a world left, bequeathed or sent, etc. [Printed in French, in the 'Bibliotheque des Philosophes Chimiques', Paris, 4 Vol. Octavo, 1741-1754, Vol II, p.400.]

MS. Sloane 3772.
Paper. Duodecimo. 58 folios. 17th Century.
1. 'A dialogue of Egidius de Vadis between Nature and the Disciple of Philosophy, of the serching out of the Philosophers' Stone'. Signed at the end. J.G. [16]88. ff.1-31. [Prefixed is a list of the Authors out of which the work is extracted. The Latin text is in MS. Sloane. 1799. art. 1. Printed in Latin, in the Theatrum Chemicum, Vol. II. p.85.]
2. 'The Practic of Alchymica of the Prophetess Mary Moysis sister'; translated out of the German tongue. ff.31b-37.
Begins: 'The great Philosopher Aros coming to the Prophetess Mary'.
3. Chymical receipts. ff.38b.-41, 45-47.
4. The whole mystery of Chymistry, with a table of the characters employed. ff.42b-44.
5. The testament of J.G.M. in which is declared the secret of the transmutation of metals. ff.48-58.
A letter is prefixed, inscribed: 'To my loving Cozen and son the true Hermetick Philosopher. J.H.N.O.'
Begins: 'Altho I had resolved nevre to give in writing to any person the secret of the ancient sages'.
The treatise begins: 'In the name of God take of the cleanest and clearest sea salt, so as tis made by the heat of the sun'.
Ends: 'therefore allso I have subscribed this Testament with my blood, the last day of my life, on my death bed. Actum Leyden, 27 of March, 1672, J.G.M.'

MS. Sloane 3773.
Paper. Duodecimo. 103 folios. 17th Century.
2. 'Artephius his Secret Booke'. An English translation of 'Artephii antiquissimi philosophi de Arte occulta atque lapide philosophorum liner Secretus', printed both in Latin and French, at Paris, 1612. ff.17b-31.
3. An alchemical treatise imperfect at the beginning. ff.32-35.
4. Alchemical verses. f.35b.
Begins: 'There is found a stone which is not deare
Out of it is drawne a flying fire'.
5. Alchymical receipts. ff.36-41.

MS. Sloane 3774.
Paper. Duodecimo. 74 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of chemical, alchemical, medical and miscellaneous receipts. ff.1-74.

MS. Sloane 3775.
Paper. Duodecimo. 70 folios. 17th Century.
A collection of medical, chemical and alchemical receipts. ff.1-70.

MS. Sloane 3777.
Paper. Octavo. 47 folios. 17th Century.
Collectanea ex auctoribus alchemicis variis: In Latin and English. ff.1-47.

MS. Sloane 3778.
Paper. Duodecimo. 108 folios. 17th Century.
1. 'Sendivogious explained': an exposition of the Tractatus duodecim de Lapide Philosophorum of Michael Sendivogius. ff.2-18.
Begins: 'Page 1, line 7. The antient studied Nature most, but we study speculation, whence many of their inventions are lost'. Another copy MS. Sloane 3630, f.102.
2. 'The First Alphabet' and 'The Second Alphabet' of Raymond Lully: of the signification of letters used in his Practica super lapide philosophico. f.19.
Printed in Latin, in the edition of the Practice and other works of the same author, in Octavo, Colon. Agripp. 1573. pp.284,375.
3. 'Raymond Lullius his Power of Riches'. ff.20-37.
Printed, in Latin, in the Ars Aurifera, quam Chemiam vocant, ed Basil, 1610. Vol III. p.56.
4. 'Accurtations of Raymond Lully'. ff.37b-40.
5. Extracts from Raymond Lully's Experimenta. ff.41-51.
6. English translation of a portion of the Practica or second part of the Testamentum of Raymund Lully; capp. 10-22. ff.52-67.
Printed in Latin, with other works of the same author, ed. Col. Agripp. Octavo, 1573, p.263.
7. English translation of a portion of the Comendium animae transmutationis artis metallorum of Raymond Lully. ff.68-76.
Printed, in Latin, as above. p.312.
8. Extracts from the Theorica, or First Part of the Testamentum of Raymond Lully. In English. ff.78-87.
9. 'Clavicula, or a little Key of Raymond Lullye Majorican, which is also caled Apertorium (the opener) in which all that is required in the worke of Alchimie is plainly declared'. ff.88-99.
10. 'The Praxis of Miriam the Prophetesse touching the chymecall art'. ff.100-108.
Translated from the Latin, printed under the title of Practica Mariea Prophetissae in artem alchimicam in the Ars Aurifera, ed in 3 vols, Octavo, 1610. Vol I.p.205.

MS. Sloane 3797.
Paper. Oblate duodecimo. 151 folios. 17th Century.
1. Verses entitled, Place in Space. f.3b.
Begins: 'Space is the circle of created world'.
2. Dritter anfang der mineralischen dingen oder von philosopfischen saltz, nebenst der wahren preparation lapidis und Tincturae philosopforum. ff.6-31.
3. Von der rechten cur der scham seuche. ff.32-47.
4. Wahre hieroglyfische Abbildung des Universalis der Weisen durch E.P.J.H. philosophum mundo ignotum. ff.48-52.
5. Speculum Sapientiae per Johannem Gottman, 1672. [In German]. ff.53-95.
6. De praxi et praeparatione lapidis, seu Tincturae per artem. [In German]. ff.96-129.
7. Libri tres de viribus spiritualium et membrorum interiorum. [In German]. ff.130-151.

MS. Sloane 3798.
Paper. Oblate duodecimo. 57 folios. 17th Century.
[Catalogue of printed books chiefly chemical, ascribed by Ayscough to Robert Kellum.]

MS. Sloane 3799.
Paper. Duodecimo. 11 folios. 17th Century.
[Some alchymical receipts and processes, the greater portion written in cypher.]

MS. Sloane 3805.
Paper. Quarto. 125 folios. End of the 17th Century.
1. English translation of the fifty-five letters of Michael Sandivogius to 'my most honoured freind and most worthy companion of our society the unknown philosophers': containing a course of instruction in the science of Alchemy. Dat. Brussels, Feb. 1646- Jan. 1647.
Appended is an explanation of the 'Hyeroglyphicall Seall of the Society of the Unknown Philosophers'. ff.1-44.
See another copy, with variations, MS. Sloane 1800.
2. 'A table of the most remarkable and materiall things contained in this book' [the preceding article]. ff.45-48.
3. 'A farther description of the Philosophicall Chaos, or the grand misteryous problem of the Cabalist unriddled': an extract from the Lumen de Lumine of Eugenius Philalethes. f.49.
4. Chemical medical and miscellaneous receipts. ff.51b-86.
5. Alchemical processes, collected from various authors. ff.87-110.
6. 'Lemegeton, Clavicula Salominis; or the Little Key of Salomon; which contains all the names, orders and offices of all spirits that ever he had any convers with, with the seales or characters belonging to each spirit, and the manner of calling them forth to appearance, in five parts called bookes'. A portion only of the first book: written on the 13th of January 1685.
A view of the contents of the separate books is prefixed. ff.111-114.
The first book treats 'of the arte, Goetia', and begins: '1.The first principall spirit is a King ruling in the East, called Baell'.
It ends abruptly with the section dealing of the 13th Spirit, after the words: 'His noble seal is this which is to be worne before you in the times of working, etc'.
See other copies of this work in MS. Sloane 2731, 3648, 3825.

MS. Sloane 3809.
Paper. Quarto. 56 folios. 16th Century.
1. Alchemical verses. f.2b.
Begins: 'I am [Mercury] most myghty and flos florum'.
Ends: 'Seke forth folys as ye have sowght
For of oder thynges ye fynde ryght nogt'.
A few lines at the commencement are orinted in Ashmole, in the work entitled Pearce the Black Monke upon the Elixir. p.272.
2. George Ripley's Compound of Alchymie, wanting the Epistle to Edward IV and the prologue. ff.4-32. [Printed in Ashmole, p.121.]
3. Alchemical verses by Ripley. f.33.
Begins: 'After all thys I wyll you understond/ For your sane garde what I hav done'.
Ends: 'Praysyng without seasyng his gloryus majeste
Which he in hys Kingdom grant us to see'. [Printed in Ashmole, p.189.]
4. '[Agmata - Agmata], id est fragmenta Albani'. ff.35-44.
Begins: 'lapis autem noster vocatur lapis omnium philosophorum secundum Aristolelem, libro de Secretis Secretorum'.
5. 'Preparationes metallorum separationesque secundum Albanum; ex Graeco versae'.
Begins: 'Separatio Solis. Fac ex eo laminas parvas, et cementa cum hoc pulvere'.
6. '[Metamorphosis Albanos - Metamorphosis Albanos'. [In Latin]. f.47.
Begins: 'Aristoteles in libro suo de lapidibus aut tres principales esse hujus scienciae lapides'.
7. De quinta essentia chelidonii. f.48b.
Begins: 'Non temere, id puto, charissime lector, par pari addere, uti antea altera ex pagina concepisti'.
8. Processus alchemici ex auctoribus variis. ff.51b-56.

MS. Sloane 3831.
Paper. Folio. 13 folios. 17th Century.
1. A treatise of the philosophers stone, in five chapters; entitled 'A conference between an young man, new come at age, and Senior an Arabian Sophos; done from the originall into Latine by the William of Torrescissa, a midland Britain, and now into English by [ ]'. f.1-7.

MS. Sloane 3832.
Paper. Folio. 337 folios. 17th Century.
1. A treatise of the vegetable stone, in two parts; by Johannes Isaacus Hollandus; [in Dutch - with a few notes in Latin by Herman Boerhaave (f.87)]. ff.3-93.
Printed in German, with some omissions, under the title of Johannes Isaci Opera vegetabilia; oder Vegetabilischer Schrifften und Tractaten, so viel bisz dato von seinem grossen und in ganz Europa verlangetem opere vegetabili hat mogen erforschet werden, with other works of the same author, Frankfort, Octave, 1667, p.182.
2. A treatise of the mineral stone, by Johannes Isaacus Hollandus [In Dutch with a few notes in Latin, by Herman Boerhaave (f.177)]. ff.94-272.
Printed in Latin; ed. in Octavo Arnhemii, 1616.
3. 'Het boeck van her Habr>
MS. Sloane 3652.
Paper. Folio. 122 folios. 17th Century.
1. Tractatus de c
Compare the German translation, printed under the Title of Die Hand der Philosophen, mit ihrren verborgenen zeichen, with other works of the same author; ed. in Octavo, Francofort, 1667. p.14.
4. Three works of the great Elixir, by Johannes Isaacus Hollandus [In Dutch]. ff.296-310.
Printed, with omissions, in German as above, p.96.
5. 'Eine preparatie van [Sign for urine], om die tincturen vuyt vel mineraelen mede vuyt te trechen, ghelych men voorenzien mach int Boeck van der handt; ende is van Meester Isaacq van Hollandt'. ff.311-313.
Compare the printed work referred to under article 3, p.88.
6. Alchemical Processes [In Dutch]. f.314-320.
7. 'De Cabula van de Philosophe Isaacq den Hollander mit Corte'. ff.321-337.
Printed, in German, with the third part of the Mineralia of the same author; ed. in octavo, Francofort, 1666, p.157.

MS. Sloane 3840.
Paper. Folio. 131 folios. 18th Century.
['Vera Philosophia': consisting of extracts from numerous Alchemical authors made by J.C.I. Hamburgensis, 1710-1716. Among the writers and works quoted are Nicolas Flamel, Hermes Trismegistus, Paracelsus, Cornelius van Drebbel, Samuael Norton, Arnold de Villa Nova, The Marrow of Alchemy [by Eirenaeus Philoponus Philalethes, printed London, 1654-5, octavo. In German and English].

MS. Sloane 3841.
Paper. Folio. 64 folios. 18th Century.
['Vera Philosophia': being a second sart of the preceding work, MS. Sloane 3840, containing various alchemical processes, with coloured allegorical and other figures. In German].

MS. Sloane 3871.
Paper. Quarto. 172 folios. 17th Century.
1. Pan Sophia enchiretica, seu philosophia universalis Experimentalis in Academia Moysis primum per sex prima capita libri primi Geneseos tradita, Arnoldi Bachimio Auctore; Latino Gallice versa. ff.1-58.
Impress exstat Latine, duodecimo, Noriberg, 1682.
2. L'art hermetique ou nouvelle lumiere magique, ou sont contenue diverse misteres des Egiptiens, Hebreaux, et Caldiens. ff.59-101.
3. Traite du grand oeuvre des Philosophes, contenant sa theorie et pratiqque. ff.102-148.
4. Discours general sur la philosophie naturelle hermetique et metalique. ff.149-172.

MS. Sloane 3898.
Paper. Duodecimo. 335 folios. 17th Century.
Processus plurimi alchymici. ff.1-335.