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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 1:43 pm
by John J. Coughlin

London, British Library: Sloane MS. 2599, art. 1. A partial transcription of 'Liber mysteriorum sextus et sanctus' in at least two different hands. One of them may be Ashmole's.


MS. Sloane 2599.
Paper. Folio. 49 folios. Beginning of 18th Century.
1. A work in cipher, entitled 'Liber misteriorum sextus et sanctus' with tables [Parts of Dr Dee's work on Angels, copied from MS. Sloane 3189.] ff. 1-45.
2. Preface and notes by John Michael Faustius, to the 'Introitus apertus ad occulsum Regis Palatium, a Philaletha', discussing the subject of the real name and the country of the author Philalethes. ff.46-49.

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:50 pm
by Alan Thorogood
Art. 1 comprises folios 1-45. Folio 1r carries the title 'Liber Misteriorum Sextus et Sanctus'.

The MS contains a transcript of Sloane MS 3189 folios 3 - 9, 29r, 30v (partial) and 31 - 56. Folios 45 - 49r have been copied twice.

It is in at least two hands, neither of which appear to be Ashmole's. The MS contains a number of unnumbered folios, some of which are blank and some of which contain unlettered tables. The tables themselves are ruled in red ink, lettering is black.

Art. 2 (folios 47 - 49) is a separate work which begins "The Preface of John Michael Faustus..."