Item Details

Call Number: MS Ferguson 237
Title: Liber vexacionen
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Ferguson
Content: Liber vexacionen first made out and written by Phillip Theophrasty Paracellsy. [In English]. XVIIth century.
1. f1-9 Liber vexacionum. First made and written by Doctor Phillip Theophrasty Paracellcy containeinge the Science and nature of Meumye and what mere ought to hold thereof of through 7 Grounded Rules upon the 7 Comon Mettells declared and concluded with a prologue and other thinges thereunto apportayneinge Published and set forth By Doctor Adam Bodonstam [Bodenstein] in the highe German tongue and turned into English by a Lover of the said Scyence to the honor of god and for the benifite of the poore people. By J.W. Suffer and take heede.
[See Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus 'Liber vexationum. Kunst und Nature der Alchimia... sampt einer Vorred mit etlichen zügehörenden Stucken und Beschlüssen abgefertiget. Publiciert durch D. Adam von Bodenstein.', Basel, 1567.]
2. f10-13v The Booke of Cements. [Paracelsus.]
3. f13v-17 The Booke of Gradacions. [Paracelsus.]
4. f18-61 [Various short extracts, notes and treatises on Alchemical processes.]
5. f62-70 A Manifestation of the occult Artificia of Brother Basile Valentina: a monck of the Benedict order tending to the supreame secret of the Philosopher stone of health and Riches.
6. f71-72 Philosophicall Caracters and their interpretation...
7. f73-78r [Unidentified Alchemical treatise, with diagram of furnace inserted.]
8. f78v-82r [Fragmentary extract from the 'Crowning of Nature' with crude pen drawings of the 'Projectio'and 'Multiplicatio', together with the attached text, and includes the text of a third section the 'Chaos Veterum' though omits the diagram.]
[On f80v]: 'This is truth transcribed finis the 6th of August at just 7 ho. pm 1656.'
9. f82v-85 [Various fragmentary notes and extracts on alchemy.]
[f1 has the signature 'John Stacy', who would appear to be the transcriber of this manuscript.]
Physical Description: Folio. 85 folios. 30.8x19.5 cm Calf
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Accession Number: 353
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Paracelsus 1493-1541
Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim.
copyist: John Stacy fl.1656
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