Item Details

Call Number: MS Ferguson 74
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Ferguson
Content: Le rosaire des philosophes. 16th century.
[With 21 line drawings, copies of the woodcuts in the printed work the 'Rosarium Philosophorum', which was first published in' De Alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum', Francoforti, 1550. Ferguson in his Bibliotheca chemica, II, p. 287, writes: '...there is a translation in French, which as far as I know, was not printed, but of which I have seen a copy in manuscript with the pictures finely executed with pen and ink'.]
The Rosarium philosophorum was first published in Latin at Frankfurt in 1550. Ferguson, Bibliotheca chemica, II, p. 287, writes: "...there is a translation in French, which so far as I know, was not printed, but of which I have seen a copy in manuscript with the pictures finely executed with pen and ink." With bookplate of P. Desq. Inscribed by Ferguson: J.F. 24. ii. 90.
Physical Description: 100 folios (vi folios + 193 numbered pages). 21 line-drawings, copies of the woodcuts in the printed work. 18.6x12 cm.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Accession Number: 353
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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