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MS. 251.
102 folios. 217x159mm. 16th Century. In Latin and Italian.
[Works of Ramon Lull.]
f1 Distinctio Tertia quae est theorica operis maioris, et de alteratione et cura metallorum: et de magisterio in compositione eorum et medicina.
f87-92 Epistola accurtationis lapidis philosophorum Raymundi Lulii ad regem Robertum.
[See Ramon Lull De Secretis naturae, seu de quinta essentia liber unus, in tres distinctiones dividus... Adiecta est eiusdem epistola ad regem Robertum de accuratione lapidis philosophorum: cui adiunctus est tractatus de aquis... Coloniae, 1567.]
f93-102 [Text in Italian in different hand.] L'ultimo Testamento di Raimondo Maioricam dedicato al Rè Carlo.
[Phillipps MS. 9232.]

MS. 252.
40 folios. 224x169mm. 17th Century. In French.
[On cover]: "Recuille [Recueil] de differentes pieces de segrets d'alchimy, et autres."
[Short extracts from various alchemical works, some in verse, including 'Parabolle de Glober', 'Dialogue en Vers de Chimon et Philon sur la foelicité ou infelicité de l'homme par Nuiseman', 'Le Chresthien des abusé Dumonde fait par Mr Fouquet', 'Aphorismes Basiliens ou Canons hermetiques, de L'Esprit et de l'ame, comme aussi du corps mitoyen du grand et petit monde'.]
[f2 has pen drawing of circle with inscribed triangle, which bears within its frame a flask with sun, moon and mercury symbols.]
[Same binding as MS. 254.]

MS. 253.
viii + 57 + ii folios. 241x175mm. 17th Century. In English.
[Coronatio Naturae.]
Emblemata seu hieroglyphica chymica enigmatica.
[Bound with modern vellum binding, 1969.]
[67 pen and watercolour drawings, with English text accompanying the first two drawings, and an introduction. Drawings 1-40 are on single leaves and have titles; drawings 41-67 occur two to a page, except for the last, and have no titles.]
[See MSS 8, 110, 155, 208, 230, 237 and 245.]
[A note on the verso of the title page refers to an advertisement for a manuscript with this title in the Morning Herald of 24 the of November 1797, priced £200: by cf. MS. Ferguson 245. Further notes on the same page identify handwriting of Ann Denby and of Alexander Tilloch [1759-1825], inventor of stereotyping.]
[Bookplate of William Richard Winch.]
[f5 "This Ms was purchased by Dr A. Tilloch and the following Ms. additions are in his own writing."]

MS. 254.
22 folios. 232x179mm. 17th Century. In French.
f1 De la pierre Philosophale.
f6-8 Les couches de la pierre philosophale. [Incomplete, breaks off at foot of f8v.]
f9-20 [Unidentified fragment of alchemical treatise in French, begins in middle of Chapter 21.]
f21-22 [Table for converting different measures of weight.]
[Same binding as MS. 252.]
[See MS. 175.]

MS. 255.
28 folios. 219x169mm. Early 19th Century. In English.
Methodical Description of the Three Medicines of Geber, in which is contained the true confection of the Philosophers Stone. Author anonymous, but assuming the name of "Æyrenaeus Philalethes by birth an English Man by residence a Cosmopolitan".

MS. 256.
42 folios. 204x160mm. 18th Century. In German.
Scheidunge und . Im Fluss. Das scheÿde pulver mache also.
[Book of receipts.]

MS. 257.
10 folios. 180x145mm. 17th Century. In English.
The Chimists Key. The key to shut and to open or the true Doctrine of Corruption and Generation in ten Brief Aphorismes. Illustrated with most true and faithful Commentaries out of the pure Light of Nature, By that Judicious and Illustrious Artist Henery Nollius published by Eugenius Philalethes.

MS. 258.
64 folios. (8 disbound signatures). 202x140mm. 18th Century. In Italian.
Lettera di M:R: nella quale si dimostra qual'sia la prima materia de Filosofi, quale la manipolatione, e quale il fuoco, e tutto chîaramente si proua con l'autoritá de medisimi Filosophi.
f5v Parte I. Se ueramente ci sia quest'arte, e se sia stata appo gl' Antichi come si Legge.
f18 Parte Seconda. Quale sia la Materia de Filosofi.
f28v Parte III. Come si deua Operare, e manipolar e trouate che sia la debita materia.
f55v Parte IIII Del Fuoco de Filosofi.
[In same hand as MS. 275.]

MS. 259.
83 pages. 135x95mm. 15th Century. In Latin.
p1-7 Quid lapis est scitis flos eris et aurea vitis...
[205 lines of alchemical verse.]
p8 [Figures of the 12 signs and the planets.]
p9-12 Sequitur fixacio uzifur et aliorum spirituum. Recipe de calce viua...
p14-83 [Various recipes. Also on p66 are some lines of verse, see Singer No. 801.]
[For full description see N.R. Ker, Medieval MSS in British Libraries, vol. 2 (1977) p. 898.]

MS. 260.
4 folios. 157x99mm. 18th Century. In English.
[Alchemical receipts.]

MS. 261.
13 folios+23 blank folios. 17th Century. In Latin.
[Alchemical receipts.]
[On outer back folio]: "Collection de Recettes Medicales de Guillaum Rondeletti Docteur en Medicine, professeur et chancelier de Schole de Montepellier. Flanders 1561".

MS. 262.
ii folios + 36 pages + 4 folios on vellum. 159x108mm. 17th Century. In French.
Copie tirée mot à mot, d'un Breviarie in 8vo en deux colomes; ecrit sur velin, de la propre main de Nicolas Flamel; en lettres de son temps, et d'une très belle ecriture.
[f1 has horoscope showing planets, signs and elements in the twelve houses.]
[The four folios at end have 26 well executed small symbolic figures in red, green, blue, silver and gold inks. These are numbered and referred to in the preceding text.]

MS. 263.
57 folios. on vellum. 15th Century. In Latin.
Tractatus de Alchemia.
f1-37 Mineralia Alberti.
[Imperfect breaks off at foot of f 40v. See Albertus Magnus Opera, edited Borgnet, v. 1-103. ]
f37v-38 Dubium apud multos esse solet... saluatur enim virtus ipsorum. Explicit liber de commixcione elementorum Fratris Thome de Aquino.[See Opera, xvi (1869), 353.]
f38v-40v, and f57v [A]d prognosticandum diuersam aeris disposicionem futuram...
[Grosseteste [Sacrobosco], De impressionibus aeris.]
f41-57r Quoniam quidem ars alchemica quamplures viros doctilogos videntibus oculis excauit...
f57v [Fragment of treatise on astronomy. Circular cosmos diagram divided into 12 sectors corresponding to the zodiacal signs, with seven concentric circles ascribed to the planets. At end: "Explicit liber prognosticatones astronomices".]
[For full description see N.R. Ker, Medieval MSS in British Libraries, vol. 2 (1977) pp.898-9.]

MS. 264.
122 folios. 208x162mm. 18th Century. In Latin.
[Alchemical notes and recipes. There are references to Roger Bacon, Geber, Sendivogius, Ripley, Basil Valentine, etc.]

MS. 265.
26 folios numbered as pages 103-156. 167x109mm. 18th Century. In French.
[Dated on outer cover]: "1780."
f1 Oeuvre Royalle, de Charles VI, Roy de France.
[See, Charles VI Oeuvre Royalle, Paris, 1628.]
f8 Thresor de Philosophie ou original du Desire Desiré de Nicholas Flamel.
[See Nicholas Flamel Thresor de philosophe, ou originale du desir desiré, Paris, 1628.]

MS. 266.
40 folios. 206x164mm. 17th Century. In German.
Tractatus von dem Quadrirtem Circulo Physico das ist Vom Golde.
[Begins]: "Cap. I. Das Gold ist gleich einem von der Natur umbgeschriebenen vollkommenen Circul."
[In 12 chapters.]

MS. 267.
6 folios. 207x131mm. 19th Century. In French.
Table Des Caractères Chimiques.
[Alphabetical index of substances etc., with alchemical symbols.]

MS. 268.
12 folios. 204x158mm. 17th Century. In English.
f1-11r The Fountain of Chymical Philosophy. Written in Latine by Eyrenaeus Philalethes. Printed in the year 1694. Tract the 3rd the fountain of Chymical Philosophy.
11r-12r The First Gate Concerning Philosophical Calcination. Not Printed in the Dutch Edition of Ripley.
12r-12v In the Preface of the Fame & Confession of the Fraternity of R.C. by Eugenius Philalethus. [Incomplete fragment.]
[This MS. is written in two different hands.]

MS. 269.
116 folios. 195x162mm. 16th Century. In Latin.
F. Guilielmi Sedacini [Guilielmus Sedacerius] Ordinis fratrum S. Maria de Monte Carmeli. Liber totius artis AlchimiÆ electus, de medullis veracissimis, Aprobatorum Philosophorum & Alchimistarum.
[In two books.]
[See MS. 153.]

MS. 270.
38 folios. 212x150mm. 17th Century. In Latin.
Hic liber artis Phisicae, vel scientiae maioris, vel de compo[sitio]ne alchimiae et quid sive Alchimia, vel preciossissimum Dei Donum intitulatis est in primo incipit Proemium.
[Between folios 17-33 there are 12 rough pen drawings of the Praetiosissimum Donum Dei series. See also MSS. 112, 113, 148, 222, 248, and 292.]

MS. 271.
40 folios. 215x163mm. 18th Century. In French.
[20 watercolour alchemical figures with explications in French. In two series 1-14, and 1-6. The work is incomplete having lost the outer folios. Thus the explication of the first figure is missing, and the figure corresponding to the seventh figure of the second series is also missing.]
[Figure 1. In a valley between two hills upon each of which stands a church, a man digs at the rocks with a pickaxe. Beside him two pairs of red and black serpents emerge. Below him a red and a black dragon face each other. A little above him a naked woman stands with a red crowned child.]
[Figure 2. This is divided into 3 horizontal strips. In the top strip the man from the first figure is seated on the left, while on the right we see a furnace with distillatory apparatus. Between them a naked man and woman embrace and a red crowned child seems to be beginning to emerge from the upper part of her body. In the central strip the red crowned child kneels on the left and prays to his mother in the centre. On the right is a flaming vase and a vessel. In the lower strip the naked woman is shown on the left with the red crowned child inside her womb. Beside her the same woman is shown but embracing her new born child. On the right a large furnace is shown.]
[Figure 3. In three layers. Top layer - on left an Angel in cloud sends a bird downwards, while on the right again in a cloud, four Angels look upon three crowned kings and a queen standing before a half clothed woman. In the middle layer - on the right the beggar man rides upon a sheep, while on the left we see a red dragon. In the centre is the naked woman figure. In the bottom strip the beggar with staff stands facing a brick furnace, in the space between is a vase with flames coming from its neck.]
[Figure 4. In the top layer, on the left the head of a woman crowned with a lunar crescent peeks out from a cloud, while on the right two male figures with sun crowns, also appear in a cloud. In the middle region two male figures, the one on the right crowned, hold a round disc with a picture of a stool supporting a vessel. Below them crawls the naked woman figure. In the lowest area, the beggar philosopher holding a book with sulphur and mercury symbols, gestures towards and discourses with a young prince, beside the same brick built furnace as in the previous figure. Below them are a black dragon and a red dragon respectively.]
[Figure 5. In the top layer, angel musicians play in the clouds, on the left on violins, on the right on trumpets. In the central region the beggar philosopher still with his book as in the previous figure discourses with a man wearing a floral band around his head who holds in both hands sprays of grass or corn. Between them stands the naked woman from whose upper torso a red crowned child is emerging. In the lower strip a man with a scythe cuts down some flowers which a crowned figure kneels and picks. Beside them is the brick furnace seen in the earlier figures.]
[Figure 6. In the top region we see only two clouds. In the middle the beggar philosopher with rod and book still gestures at the man with a floral wreath. Between them the red child has emerged a little further from the upper torso of the naked woman. On the left above the beggar-philosopher we see the torso and legs of a naked figure falling into the top of a furnace. In the lowest region a green dragon on the left faces up to a red dragon on the right. In the lower right hand corner is the familiar furnace. Here the division between the lower and middle region seems to have dissolved somewhat].
[Figure 7. The top layer of clouds have disappeared, but now we see four black birds descending. On the left we again see the furnace with the figure falling into the top, below this stands the beggar philosopher with his rod and red bound book. In the centre the red child has now emerged to his upper thighs from the naked woman. Three of the black birds descend on this pair around whose heads are six flowers, while to the left the floral wreathed man gestures towards them. He seems to stand in a little stream which flows from the centre to the left, and has dropped his spray of corn in this. Below the red dragon has overcome the green and is in the act of devouring it. The brick furnace is in the lower left but here a large open vessel has been placed on top.]
[Figure 8. On the top right within a cloud a female figure having a lunar crescent on her head looks down on the scene below. On the left three black birds descend upon the furnace in the opening of which we just see the feet of the figure which has fallen into this in the previous figures. The red child has emerged up to his knees from the woman's upper torso. To the right the floral wreathed man standing beside the little stream, again holds his spray of corn. Below the beggar philosopher holds his rod in this right hand, though his book is nowhere to be seen. The red dragon still struggles to digest the tail of the green dragon, and the furnace appears in its usual lower right corner, but without the vessel on top seen in the previous illustration.].
[Figure 9. The furnace in the top left now has two trees growing out of it which are tended by a crowned king. At its base is a nine pointed red star. In the centre the red child has now fully emerged from the female figure which is now sunk down to the ground and appears dead, her head being now drawn as a skull. To the right the stream of water has become like to a stream of vapour and rises upwards. Beside this are five figures in different coloured robes, possibly representing the planets, one with a lunar cresent on her head. Below we again see the beggar philosopher with his rod in his left and his book in his right hand, also the red dragon with just the tip of the tail of the green dragon it has swallowed protruding from its mouth. The furnace appears in its usual place.]
[Figure 10. Above is a layer of cloud within which peers out a female figure in a blue robe with a crescent moon upon it. To the left the round furnace or well is seen with a pair of legs of a body falling into it protruding, and beside it another figure reaches into the open top of the furnace. Also beside and in front of this furnace we see a blue robed figure holding an inverted bunch of flowers leaves and fruits. In the middle space the corpse of the naked woman still lies on the ground. The red child has now grown into a young man but with no crown and stands upon the corpse holding a chalice like object in his right and a round globe in his left hand. A blue banner is draped over his shoulder. To the right we see two figures, one holding a bunch of flowers in a crimson robe and the other holding a spray of leaves in a blue robe. Below the beggar philosopher now holding his rod in his right hand and not showing his book, stands beside the Red dragon still devouring the tail of the green dragon and the familiar furnace on the right.]
[Figure 11. This is now definitely in two layers. Above we see on the left the furnace or walled well with a tree and a pair of legs sticking out the top. beside it a green clothed man reaches into the top of the furnace. On the right the layer of clouds has descended and detached a circular cloudy area within which we see a woman clothed in green and holding a lunar crescent. The corpse of the naked woman has now disappeared and the red male figure now holding a caduceus in his right hand has stepped down into the lower space of the illustration. Here he meets the familiar figures of the beggar philosopher with his rod, the red dragon who has now entirely swallowed the green dragon while on the right we still note the furnace.]
[Figure 12. Within a circular space of clouds or flowing water, the red male figure holding a flaming caduceus is now crowned and wearing a purple robe.]
[Figure 13. In three layers. At the top we see the red crowned young man now naked, to his left and right two beggars hold out their caps for alms. In the space below a young naked child holds up its hands in an attitude of prayer towards the red man. Below on the left there is set a bed within which we see a man. From the right a doctor approaches. On the ground we see a glass flask.]
[Figure 14. In two levels. At the top five crowned figures are seated at a banquet table. In the lower level, the man still lies in bed but on the right two doctors administer medicine to a naked woman who kneels in an attitude of prayer.]
[Figure 1 (of the second sequence. This new section being entitled "Multiplication"). Within a circle of clouds or flowing water a crowned figure with red skin and wearing a purple robe and holding a caduceus, is approached by two men.]
[Figure 2. The two men have removed the purple robe and the crown from the central figure with the red skin, who now seems about to sink down to the ground. The circle of water or clouds has now been broken and appears as a crescent in the lower part of the illustration.]
[Figure 3. In two layers. Above, two men gesture towards each other, the one on the left has a book with sulphur and Mercury symbols. Below we see, set within a rectangle of the four winds who blow in to the centre, a naked man flesh coloured lies in the stream of water of clouds. Beside him the upper torso of a red man with flaming hair rises out of the water, while below a man in blue robe and winged helmet crouches on the ground.]
[Figure 4. In two layers. Above the two men stand to the left of a furnace. One man holds a triangular stand which seems to support a convoluted piece of glassware. Below within the rectangle of the four winds the red flaming haired man still rises from the waters while beneath him also rises a naked young man with winged helmet.]
[Figure 5. The two man appear holding the purple robe while beside them lies the crown. The waters have now formed themselves into a small circle on the left and a nature naked man with beard is rising out of the water. On the right, one wind only blows upon a blue robed and winged helmeted figure who lies on the ground.]
[Figure 6. The red bodied flaming-haired figure stands between a sun and moon. To the left is a crowned man, and to the right is a naked Hermes with winged helmet and bearing a caduceus. Under the ground below we see five crowned heads in a row, with another five set in an inverted row below them.]

MS. 272.
10 folios. 212x172mm. 19th Century. In English.
[Notes on marsh fever in England in men and sheep.]

MS. 273.
24 folios. 200x136mm. 17th Century. In Latin.
f1 Ex tractatu Aristotelis Alchymiste ad Alexandrum Magnum ex. The: Chem: impresso Argentorati 1622.
[See 'Aristoteles. Tractatus ad Alexandrum Magnum, De lapide Philosophico' in Theatrum Chemicum, Vol.V p. 787, Argentorati, 1660.]
f4v Ex Rosario philosophorum. Artis Auriferae, impresso Basiliae 1610. vol 2.
f18 Ex libro Arnaldi de Villa Nova dicto Thesaurus thesaurorum et Rosarium Philosophorum.
f22v Ex eiusdem Arnaldi, libro dicto Novum Lumen.

MS. 274.
5 folios. 195x150mm. 17th or early 18th Century. In English.
Vegetani [?] On Vegetation.
[Series of recipes for applying alchemical methods to agriculture, to make barren land fruitful.]
[See MS. 322 Item 8, which is in same hand.]

MS. 275.
40 folios. 199x142mm. 18th Century. In Italian.
Dichiaraquione delle figure heroglifiche fatte meteèrè da Niciolo Fiammelli nel Cimitero degli l'Innocenti sotto il portico dalla parte desta della porta grande S. Dionisio.
[In same hand as MS. 258.]

MS. 276.
138 folios. 245x165mm. 17th Century. In French.
[Works of Michael Sendivogius, the Cosmopolite.]
f1-22 Les Douze tractez de [...] nouvelle lumiere souls le nom [...]
f23-30 Traitez du Soufre Second prinscipe de la nature.
f31-63r Dialogue du mercure de l'alchimiste et de la nature.
63r-64 Enigme filosophique du mesme auteur aus fils de la veritez.
f65-113 Les lettres du Cosmopolite. Premiere lettre a Mr T**** nouvell associer de la Compagnie des filosophes inconniis.
f114-137 Le Cosmopolite. Traitez du sel troisieme principe des choses minerales.

MS. 277.
61 pages. 194x117mm. 19th Century. In French.
Table alphabétique et Supplémentaire à celle qui se trouve àla fin du 1me tome de l'ouvrage dit. La Magie ou la philosophe occulte de Henri Corn: Agrippa counseillier et historiographe de L'Empereur Charles V. Divisée en trois livres et traduite du latin. Imprimé à la Haye chez R. Chr: Alberts en 1727. Redigeè et driffeé en avril 1818.
[A dictionary of occult philosophy.]

MS. 278.
86 folios. 160x98mm. 17th Century. In Latin.
Q.T.O.B.V. Collegii Ethici explicatorio-examinatorio disputatorii.
[500 theses on ethics.]
[Dated on cover]: "anno 1675".

MS. 279.
52 pages. 222x183mm. 18th Century. In English.
Experimental Examination of a white, ponderous Metallic Substance, said to be found in the Gold Mines of the Spanish West Indies, and there known by the appellations Platina, latina de pinto, & Juan blanco. By William Lewis M.B., F.R.S. Read at different Meetings of the Royal Society in the year 1754.

MS. 280.
7 folios + 21 blank folios. 194x145mm. 17th Century. In German, Greek, Hebrew and Latin.
Locus de Sacra Scriptura.
[Notes under 10 headings - "De sacra Scriptura", "De Deo", "De Christo", "De Spiritu Sancto", "De Creatione", "De Angelis", "De Imagine Dei", "De Providentia Dei", "De Peccato" - in German, Greek and Hebrew with some marginal notes in Latin, from the New Testament.]

MS. 281.
6 folios. 193x143mm. 18th Century. In English.
George Ripleys practice upon the Stone by Experience.

MS. 282.
13 folios. 193x152mm. 18th Century. In English.
f1-8v Sir George Ripley in his first gate page 158. [Fragment only.]
f8v-13 Sir George Ripleys Vision.
[This appears to consist of the final signature of a larger volume, the first part of which is lost.]

MS. 283.
92 folios. 145x100mm. 17th Century. In French with some sections in Latin.

MS. 284.
23 pages. 228x187mm. 18th Century. In French.
Discours intéressants sur les Sciences abstraites a Remarques curieuses Par M [...] auteur de plusieurs Excellens ouvrages, tant ou cette partie, que suo d'autres des sciences occultes.
...Enriche d'un grand numbre d'annotationes curieuses, par Salomon Gaurie eleve et successeur de Maitre Matthieu Laensberg, en termes suivant.

MS. 285.
18 folios. 228x165mm. 18th Century. In French.
Cayer contenent l'operation alchimique ou la maniere de faire Leuvre philosophalle çelon tous les auteurs.
[Folios 17 and 18r have drawings of alchemical apparatus.]

MS. 286.
17 pages. 175x119mm. 17th Century. In French.
Annotations extraites du livre des Acides et Alkalys du Sr de St André med. a Caen.

MS. 287.
60 pages. 209x139mm. 18th Century. In German.
Medicina ex Antimonio.
[Begins]: "Recipe 10 lot Antimonii ungerischen, den resoluire..."
[Medical Receipts in German.]

MS. 288.
92 folios. 205x158mm. 17th Century. In French.
f2-13 Premiere parte. Le texte de l'alchimie.
f14-27 Seconde parte. Le texte de l'alchimie.
f28-54 Troisieme parte. Le texte de l'alchimie.
f55-58 [Blank.]
f59 [List of titles of following section.]
f60-69 Mercure des sages.
f70-91 Trois Mercures Philosophiques.
[Dated on folios 13 and 27]: "par le Sr Angot Medicine a Paris en 1694."

MS. 289.
45 folios. 244x184mm. 18th Century. In French.
Diverse notes prises dans les ouvrages cités ci apres. [List of works as detailed below.]
f2-8 Tableau contenant les divers térmes d'alchimie dont se sont servis les philosophes dans leurs écrits sur les quels differents termes sont réunis les sentimens de ceux sur les ouvrages des quels jài fait les nottes contenues dans ce cayer, les quelles se trouvent ici en abrégé. [List of alchemical with references to different authors works summarised in the folios following.]
f9-19 Notes sur le livre intitulé arcana arcanissima hoc est hieroglyphica aegiptio graecea vulgo nec dum cognita etc. Autore Michaèlo Maiero.
f19-21 Nottes sur le téstament d'hadrien Mynsicht.
f22-25 Notes sur un livre quia Letre Epistola Joannis Pontani Summi philosophi.
f25 Notes sur le livre qui a pour Titre Artephii clavis majoris sapientiae.
f26 Notes faites sur le livre quia Titre arcana Philippi Theophrasti Paracelsi.
f26v-29 Notes sur le traité intitulé flos florum d'Arnauldt de Villeneuve.
f30-34 Notes sur le livre intitulé histoire de la philosophie hérmétique par l'abbé Langlet du Fresnoy.
f34v-35 Joannis Friderici Helvetii vitulus aureus.
f35-37r Le Paradis Terrestre... par le R.P. Gabriel de Castagne.
f37v-43 La Toison d'or, ou la fleur des trésors par Salomon Trismosin précéptor de Paracelse. Paris 1613.
f43-45 Notes sur le livre intitulé Lucerna Salis philosophorum Sendivogii.

MS. 290.
xii + 33 pages. 201x128mm. 19th Century. In Greek and English.
Specimens of Romaic poetry.
[In modern Greek with English translation on facing page.]
piii-xii [Preface containing Observations on music.]
[Copy of printed book circa 1850.]

MS. 291.
48 + 80 folios. 158x100mm. 18th Century. In French.
Recueil des secrets.
[Second part incomplete at beginning.]

MS. 292. [Two items].
Item 1. 43 pages. 178x117mm. 17th Century. In Latin.
Incipit liber intitulus praetiosissimum donum Dei.
[At end]: "Sin finis libri qui intitulatur praetiosisimum donum dei script per georgium Anrach de argentina, & etiam depicta propriis manibus sub anno Domini 1473."
[Does not contain figures.]
[See also MSS. 112, 113, 148, 222, 248 and 270.]
Item 2. 79 pages. 192x133mm. 17th Century. In French.
Cy commance le livre Du presieux don de Dieu.
[Incomplete breaks off at chapter 16.]
[Wrapped in a letter from A. Voynich Antiquarian bookseller.]

MS. 293.
64 pages. 201x160mm. 19th Century. In French.
L'An MDI la Clavicule De la Science d'Hermes, écrite par HeliÆ artistÆ, Habitant du Nord, [de la Ville du Soleil.] L'An MDCCCXXXIII. Revue par Vital-Chaussegros, en la Ville de la Lune ce 2 Novembre MDCCCXXXIII.
"Histoire de la Philosophie ou l'Art de Dieu, Theosophes."
p1-53 Histoire de la Philosophie ou L'Art de Dieu. Theosophes."
[At end]: "ce 2 Novembre 1837, au [...] de la Rue de J-Larlay V. Chaussegros."
p54-60 Advertisement aux Lecteur.
p62-64 Arcanum Mercurii Vitae
p43-50 [Gives short history of "Rose-Croix et Theosophes".]
[On inside cover a section headed "La societe des Rose-Croix" gives elaborate anagram based on the date 1638.]
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "69. La Theosophie ou la Science de Dieu tres bon." Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 294, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]

MS. 294.
10 folios. 218x160mm. 17th Century. In Latin.
[Extracts in Latin from Helbigius Philalethe and others.]
f1-5 Ad majorem dei gloriam.
f6-7 Quaestionis secundae responsia vidi Helbigii.
f7r-8 Judicium D. Helbigii de philalethae introitu ad apertum regis palatium et de pantaleone.
f8-10 Quidam aphorismi Basiliani sive canones hermetici de spiritu, anima et corpore majoris et minoris Mundi.
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "No 33". Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 293, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]

MS. 295.
34 folios. 237x173mm.18th Century. In French.
f1-13 Epitre de St Paul aux Romans. [Extracts.]
f13r-15 [Recipes.]
f15v-18 Corps de l'arbre de soleil.
f19-22 Operation de la Lumiere.
f23-24 Feu de la seconde operation.
[In reverse from end of MS.]
f34-27 [Recipes.]

MS. 296.
27 folios. 210x170mm. 18th Century. In French.
f1-4 [Incomplete work begins at chapter 6. See MS. 302 for first section.] Chapitre VI. de maniere de convertir le vil argent commun en or et en argent.
f5-15 Abregé de toute la philosophie demonstrative touchant le antimoine. Troisieme parte.
f17-27 Recueil de plusieurs Secrets tres utiles et tres rares ceux qui font profession de la Medicine et de la chirurgie.

MS. 297.
6 folios. 210x164mm. 18th Century. In French.
Flos Coeli ou la Medicine Universelle.
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "No 71". Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 293, 294, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]

MS. 298.
12 folios. 217x169mm. 18th Century. In French.
Traité dun Philosophe inconnu.
f1-4 [Receipts and notes.]
[At foot of f2]: "Pernetty dans son Dictionaire p. 151."
f5-8 [Blank.]
f9-12 Recette dun Amalgame excellent pour l'Electricite.
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "No 1". Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 293, 294, 297, 299, 300, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]

MS. 299.
5 folios. 214x172mm. 18th Century. In French.
Plusieurs Recettes de Valeur.
f1 Procedé sur l' [Alchemical sign for Regulus of Mars.]
f1v Procedé pour tirer l'eau du Microcosme.
f2 Pour faire le Seubac Verd.
f2v Procedé pour racomoder le vina[igr]e.
f3-4 [Blank.]
[Single folio inserted in volume entitled "experiences d'un sel doux tiré de matieres fort acres". Begins "Mr Boyle, dans son livre de formarun origine".]
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "No 20". Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 293, 294, 297, 298, 300, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]

MS. 300.
28 folios. 216x171mm. 18th Century. In French.
A Variety of useful and extraordinary receipts taken from the works of the philosopher called "Planis Campi".
[David de Planis Campy (1589-1644). A number of his works were published in Paris between 1629 and 1646.]
[Bound in paper wrappers with octagonal label on front with "No 122". Other MSS. in the same wrappers are 293, 294, 297, 298, 299, 301, 302, 307, 312, 327, 331 and 332.]