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Pricking and Pouncing: Alchemical Discoveries in Special Collections
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 Posted: Thu Mar 13th, 2014 04:56 pm
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Blog by Anke Timmerman

Dragon, man and god combined: a winged messenger of alchemy past. My recent encounter with this personification of alchemical principles in a seventeenth-century manuscript (CUL MS Gg.1.8) was certainly unexpected. Described as a ‘small quarto, on paper, written in the XVIIth century’ containing three works on alchemy, the volume seemed innocuous enough. I was forewarned that I should find ‘allegorical illustrations’, among them this ‘adaptation of an ophite [intended to mean gnostic or esoteric] emblem’.[1] But like many deceptively unassuming manuscripts in Cambridge collections, this volume proved much more intriguing

https://specialcollections.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=7297

In a footnote "This identification would have been much more time-consuming without the help of the Alchemy Website"


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