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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 1:47 pm
by John J. Coughlin

London, British Library: Sloane MS. 78, art. 11. An excerpt from Dee's 'Liber mysteriorum sextus et sanctus'. A partial transcription of the first few leaves of MS. 3189 without any tables. The same material is also to be found in 'Mysteriorum Liber Q uintus' in Sloane MS. 3188.


MS. Sloane 78.
Paper. Folio. 188 folios. 17th Century.
6. f70 De virtutibus plurium praeparationum mineralium; observationes de mineralibus ad singulos planetas pertinentibus; excerpta ex Phaedrone de lapide Philosophorum, etc.
10. f116 Formulae quaedam chymicae.
11. f120 'Liber misteriorum sextus et sanctus' lingua Cabalistica traditus.
12. f122 [A Cabalistic tract intitled, 'The nine great coelestial keys or angelicall invocations.']

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:32 pm
by Alan Thorogood
The foliation of Sloane MS 78 is different to the catalogue description. Art. 11 comprises folios 122r -123r.
It carries the title 'Liber Misteriorum, sextus et sanctus' and is a transcript of Sloane MS 3189 folios 3r - 8v. It's in the same hand as some of the tables that appear in Sloane MS 2599. It concludes with the word 'finis'. Folio 123v contains the name 'Robert Green' in a different hand to the preceding pages, but is otherwise blank.