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Alchemical Tracts(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Alchemica
Codicology:Vellum, 365 x 260 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (14.3 x 10 in.), ff. 129 + 1, 49 lines to a page. Cent. xv, in clear book-hand.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18 (+1) 28-168, old pagination incorrect.
Additions:On the flyleaf is pasted a piece of vellum with a list of contents (27 items) cent. xvi early, also a piece of paper with an alchemical extract.
Texts from Ecclus. 3 and Jo. 17 are written on this page.
At top of f. 1r various crosses: ? and ?; ? (possibly for Dr John Dee; or else to symbolize the Trinity): the figures 4 4 and a crux ansata ☥.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + pp. 1-234 + 234a-b + 235-256 + ff. c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1-6
Khalid , Questiones et responsiones (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Questiones Kalid regis ad Morienum Romanum (Content authored by Nasmith)
1
Incipit:
Moriene manifesta michi magisterium
6
Explicit:
malum exitum habentia
6
Rubric:
Explicit morieni tractatus
2.
6-11
De occulto lapide philosophorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus qui dicitur, Planta arborem (Content authored by Nasmith)
Habetur hic tractatus de verbo in verbum in speculo Alchimiae: vide infra 21(Content authored by Nasmith)
6
Incipit:
Planta arborem et edifica tibi domum
11
Explicit:
consolidans et perseuerans
3.
11-13
Razes (Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariyya al-Razi), Practica (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Practica Rasis (Content authored by Nasmith)
11
Incipit:
In dei nomine et cum eius adiutorio. Reducamus primo corpora
13
Explicit:
et plumbum rubeum (?) ...
4.
13-15
Razes (Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariyya al-Razi), Flores secretorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Flores secretorum Rasis de regimine quatuor naturarum (Content authored by Nasmith)
13
Incipit:
In dei nomine amen. Scito fili quia sapientes
15
Explicit:
premissi capituli sequitur effectus
5.
15-16
Senior mireris (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Senior mereri
Tractatus qui dicitur, Senior Mireris (Content authored by Nasmith)
15
Incipit:
Cum queris quid sit lapis
16
Explicit:
nunquam indigebit
6.
16-18
Alphidius, De lapide philosophorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Documenta Mireris (Content authored by Nasmith)
16
Incipit:
Scito fili quia hunc librum scripsi
18
Explicit:
inefficax cesses
7.
18-20
John Dastin, Epistola ad episcopum Iohannem XXII de alchemia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola Iohannis Dasten (Content authored by Nasmith)
(Dastin)
18
Incipit:
Hoc est secretum secretorum
20
Explicit:
scripsi quam breuius potui
8.
21-35
Nicolaus de Comitibus (?), Speculum alchemiae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus nobilis Nicholai comitis (Content authored by Nasmith)
21
Incipit:
In nomine domini Amen. Ut ad perfectam scienciam
35
Explicit:
qui dat sapienciam sapientibus. Amen
9.
35-92
Jabir ibn Hayyan (attrib.), Summa perfectionis magisterii (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Geberi summa perfecti magisterii (Content authored by Nasmith)
36
Incipit:
Totam nostram scienciam quam ex libris antiquorum
92
Explicit:
Ad artis igitur excelse perquisicionem hec dicta sufficiant
10.
93-96
Jabir ibn Hayyan (attrib.), Secreta secretorum abbreuiata (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Secreta secretorum in opere Solaris et lunaris, Geber abbreviata (Content authored by Nasmith)
93
Incipit:
Omnes huius sciencie inuestigatores
96
Explicit:
et dealbabitur peculiose
11.
96-98
John Dastin, Visio super artem alchemicam (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Visio Iohannis Dastin (Content authored by Nasmith)
96
Incipit:
Cum omni natura constancium
98
Explicit:
poma collegimus...timemus
12.
99-102
Alchemical treatise variously ascribed to John of Damascus, Uguictius and Arisleus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus qui dicitur Lumen intelligentiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
99
Incipit:
In nomine domini Amen. ffili karissime scias Spiritus domini ferebatur
102
Explicit:
deus meus sit merces tua per infinita secula seculorum. Amen
13.
102-106
Johannes Tectinensis, Alchemy (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus Ioannis Tectivensis (Content authored by Nasmith)
102
Incipit:
Hec res prima confricetur
106
Explicit:
consequi mereantur in tuo nomine. Amen
14.
106-108
Ram n Lull, Aurum potabile (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Aurum potabile Raymundi (Content authored by Nasmith)
106
Incipit:
Respice aurum potabile
108
Explicit:
habet humanitatem
15.
109-121
William of Tunis (attrib.), Lilium Paridis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Lilium Paridis Philosophi (Content authored by Nasmith)
109
Rubric:
Incipit liber paridis philosophi
(not Phebi)
109
Incipit:
Naturam circa solem et lunam
121
Explicit:
perfecit hoc opus in 80 diebus
16.
122-143
John Dastin, Rosarium (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Rosarius Phebi, aliter vocatus liber Ioannis Dasten (Content authored by Nasmith)
122
Rubric:
Incipit liber philosophi (glossed phebi) de lapide philosophorum
122
Incipit:
Desiderabile desiderium
143
Explicit:
et est thesaurus preciosus et incomparabilis
143
Rubric:
Explicit liber Phebi philosophi (added alibi vocatur liber Joannis Dasten)
17.
144-149
Arnold of Villanova, Rosarius (prologue)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Rosarius minor sive Theorica Arnoldi de Villa nova (Content authored by Nasmith)
144
Rubric:
Rosarius minor (Arnaldi de villa noua)
Added: “Theorica habetur pro libro textuali ut patet in commento eiusdem”
144
Incipit:
Liber abbreuiatus comprobatus
149
Explicit:
nullus unquam philosophus tradidit meliora
18.
150-163
Arnold of Villanova, Rosarius maior siue Practica (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Rosarius major sive Practica Arnoldi de Villa nova (Content authored by Nasmith)
150
Rubric:
Capitula (32) precede
150
Incipit:
Manifestum est autem operacionem
163
Explicit:
esse de numero sapientum antiquorum
163
Rubric:
Explicit rosarius maior philosophorum uerissimus et in arte nostra optimus
19.
164-182
Arnold of Villanova, Commentarium in libros suos et in libros aliorum philosophorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Commentarium Arnoldi de Villa nova in libros suos et libros aliorum philosophorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
164
Incipit:
Incipiunt uerba commentaria primi libri Arnaldi de uilla noua ac phebi ac paridis philosophorum
182
Explicit:
quod et tradidi uobis in nomine domini. Amen
182
Rubric:
Explicit liber secundus practicus arnaldi de villa noua
20.
183-188
Arnold of Villanova, Tract dedicated to Semita semite (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus qui incipit, O venerande pater (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Est epistola Avicenae ad Abazez patrem suum de re tecta. Est potius flos florum Arnoldi.” (Content authored by Nasmith)
183
Incipit:
O uenerande pater gracias ago deo
188
Explicit:
quam possis percipere racione
14 Verses
188
Nam si nature uulgo secreta paterent
...
Sunt preciosa magis cum rarius inueniuntur
21.
189-194
Speculum alchemiae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Speculum Alchimiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
Quaere an Rogeri Bacon?(Content authored by Nasmith)
189
Incipit:
Sciendum est quia philosophi per 4or uerba hoc opus compleuerunt
194
Explicit:
sufficiunt intellectum habentibus
22.
195-208
Bernard of Treves, Responsio ad Thomam de Bononia(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola Barnardi Trevirensis ad Thomam de Bononia medicum (Content authored by Nasmith)
195
Incipit:
Obsequiis michi possibilibus premissis. Egregie doctor
(Notes to title a. Est epistola Comitis Trevirensis ad Thomam de Bononia medicum. b. 2a epistola Barnardi magni philosophi et sunt 3es epistolae eiusdem philosophi)
208
Explicit:
esse calidum et humidum
208
Rubric:
Explicit epistola cuiusdam philosophi (viz. Barnardi magni)
208
Rubric:
Al. de la Brett ut in Trayer co. gg. cum ceteris uel ut in alio libro uocatur Barnardus Treuerensis
23.
208-213
Thomas of Bologna, Epistola ad Bernardum Treuirensem de lapide philosophico (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Secunda epistola ejusdem (Content authored by Nasmith)
208
Incipit:
In altissimis laudibus micat amicicia
213
Explicit:
secretario michi utriusque fideli
24.
214-248
Iohannes de Rupescissa OFM, Quinta essentia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Johannes de Rupescissa de consideratione quintae essentiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
214
Incipit:
Primus liber etc. In nomine domini nostri Ihesu Christi incipit liber de famulatu philosophie etc. Dixit Salomon. Sapiencie cao 7o
247
Explicit:
uel in eius absencia aqua ardens
? unfinished, p. 248 blank
25.
249-254
Iohannes de Rupescissa OFM, Liber lucis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Idem de essentia quinta Mercurii sive liber Lucis (Content authored by Nasmith)
249
Rubric:
Essencia 5a Mercurii [a. per Arnoldum], b. per Johannem de Rupescissa et vocatur Liber Lucis
249
Incipit:
Materia lapidis est res vilis
254
Explicit:
qui quidem tiranni punientur a domino nostro Ihesu Christo cui est etc. per infinita secula seculorum. Amen
Some crosses etc. and ? and ? are added in a hand of cent. xvi
26.
255-256
Dicta philosophorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
A leaf of an imperfect tract beginning
255
Incipit:
Philosophi naturales Auicenna, Hermes, Aurinius, Arsinus, Morienus, Ceber, Jpermenides, Casiarius, Exennius, Pictagoras et alii