Manuscritos digitalizados en la Othmer Library of Chemical History del Science History Institute.

Othmer MS 1: Recipes and extracts on alchemy, medicine, metal-working, cosmetics, veterinary science, agriculture, wine-making, and other subjects (Bergamo?, Milan?, Pavia?, Como?, Northwestern Italy)
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  • fol. 2r — Recipes, arranged in 520 numbered sections; incipit: est plumbum bene purificatum quod operator ad a[ur]um faciendum de quo superius fecimus mencionem
  • fol. 95r — Tabula receptorum omnium que continentur in isto libro per alfabetum; incipit: In primis ad faciendum acetum bonum
  • fol. 102r — Added Text; incipit: Ut erugo et balcula recedant de arbore vel de orto scribe hoc Carmen dauid in carta et liga super arborem ubi sint

 

Othmer MS 2: Alchemical miscellany (Northern Italy)
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  • fol. 1r — Johannes de Rupescissa, De confectione veri lapidis; incipit: Credas mihi pauper vir evangelice quod ante me nullus hominum in aperto hanc veritatem scripsit. Scito et animadverte qui philosophi magni . . .; explicit: Explicit liber quinte essentię lapidis magistri Iohanis de Rupecissa viri magni et prophetici de ordine minorum
  • fol. 3r — Series of recipes and procedures for subliming mercury, making alcohol, and so forth ascribed to Johannes Thecinensis, Christophorus Venetis, Thomas Aquinas; incipit: In Nomine domini Amen. Hic soluitur dictum Aristotilis Quarto methaeorum Vbi dicit sciant artifices alkimię quod species metallorum permutari non possunt . . .; explicit: Et sic explicit cum dei adiutorio
  • fol. 11r — Practica artis alkimie (Rudianus); incipit: Nunc in dei benedictione practicam reserabo et modum agenda philosophicum quomodo perficiatur ipsum elixir siue tinctura alba et rubea ex solo mercurio philosophorum; explicit: Explicit cum dei adiutorio cui sit laus et gloria
  • fol. 42r — Opus magistri hospitalis by Hospitalinus Ierosimilitanus corrected by Rainalds [Arnaldus] de Villa Nova; incipit: Accipe in nomine domini libram i alcaldir (?); explicit: Et explicit Gratiadei Minor
  • fol. 66v — John Dastin (?), Rosarius philosophorum; incipit: Desiderabile desiderium et pretium quod a cunctis philosophia nec male ponitur
  • fol. 69v — Unidentified alchemical tract in Italian; incipit: Recipe quella parte
  • fol. 79r — Johannes Tecenensis, Alchemical antiphon; incipit: Recipe calcinatum seu fixum

Othmer MS 3: Pretiosa margarita novella (Catalonia, Spain)
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  • fol. 1r — Pretiosa margarita novella; incipit: In quid bonus bonus [sic] lombardus de ferraria phisicus entia realia sunt in triplici gradu

Othmer MS 4: Ars brevis; Ars abbreviata praedicanda (Southern Netherlands).
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  • fol. 1r — Ars breuis siue artificum magistri Raymundi Lullii; incipit: Ratio quare facimus istam artem breuem … magister doceat scolares de predictis.
  • fol. 24r — Ars abbreviata praedicandi.

Othmer MS 5: Theorica testamentum (England)
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  • fol. 1r — Theorica testamentum; incipit: Deus qui gloriose omnipotens existis propter te amare intelligere et recolere …
  • fol. 108r — Recipes; incipit: <…> sufficit ad malgamandum ita subti<lis?> …

Othmer MS 6: Codicillus (Northern Italy? Germany?)
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  • fol. 1r — De Quarta inceratione per viam reductionis congelationis et subtiliationis; incipit: [A]b hinc vero sumatur quid sublimatum est … facere poteris adlibitum tamen intelligas magisterium.
  • fol. 11r — [Diagrams and Figures]
  • fol. 17r — Original rubric very faded and obscured by the (incorrect) title added by a later hand, De lapide Philosophico; incipit: Deus in virtute sancte trinitatis tue in qua vnitas tue diuinitatis non est in aliquo uulnerata … aqua ad duplum sulfuris fuerit perfecte rotata.

Othmer MS 7: Liber de secretis naturae seu de quinta essentia (Italy, Venice).
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  • fol. 1r — Liber de secretis naturae seu de quinta essentia; incipit: Contristatus erat Raymundus et non modica desolatione repletu.

Othmer MS 8: Opera, including Lucidarium artis transmutationis metallorum; extracts from the Sommeta and Violetta; and Epistola (Palermo, Italy).
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  • fol. 1r — Lucidarium artis transmutationis metallorum; incipit: A poy multa consideracione lucidissima mete ho compositio et senza
  • fol. 59r — Summeta; incipit: E inpedimento che per sua natura inpedisse questo preciosissima scientia
  • fol. 79r — Violetta; incipit: Si lo excelo et glorioso idio benigno et piatoso ali mei desiderii hauendo yo dillectissimo figlolo uulgari zatoui questa arte
  • fol. 84r — Epistola; incipit: Figlolo amantissimo per la mia ultima lettera a uui diretta me doleua assai, che non havevi hauuto lauorante

Othmer MS 9: Le petit rosaire; Extract on Alchemy from the Roman de la Rose (Northeastern France)
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  • fol. 1r — Icy commence le petit Rosaire de M[aistre] Arnauld de Villeneufve faict et composé sur la Rose d’alquemie translaté de latin en françois par J. B. de G; incipit: Comme il soit ainsy que ja pieça noz peres et patrons en nostre science cest ascavoir Herme Platon et son filz Aristotil …
  • fol. 110r — Roman de la Rose, Jean de Meun; incipit: Bien dalquimie tant apprendre/ Que tou[s] metaulz en coullor taindre/ …/ Travaillent tant cum il vivront/ La nature n’aconsivront.
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