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Ms. Description

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:24 pm
by John J. Coughlin
British Library MS. Harley 3469.
48 folios. Parchment. 325x218mm. 16th Century [1582.]

Splendor Solis. A Book on the Philosopher's Stone, in the old German Language: finely written, and most beautifully painted. A.D. 1582. It contains 48 leaves, and 22 finely executed paintings. In the first leaf is written: 'This fine Book was given to me by my ... in 17... It was bought of Mrs Priemen, who was neice to the famous Mr Cyprianus, whose book it was'.
[A book of uncommon splendour and beauty, executed on vellum.]