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Python (Mercurius as three-headed dragon), from the Alchemical and Rosicrucian compendium, vol.1, ca.1760

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  • [PDF] unknown, Alchemical and rosicrucian compendium, Manuscript ed., Yale University, ca. 1760.
    [Bibtex]
    @Book{mellonms110,
      Title                    = {Alchemical and rosicrucian compendium},
      Author                   = {unknown},
      Publisher                = {Yale University},
      Year                     = {ca. 1760},
      Edition                  = {Manuscript},
      Note                     = {More images can be found at http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3441291
    Script: Written by a single hand in dark brown and pale red inks in a loose and flowing cursive, often with Fraktur elements, frequently placing capital letters in the midst of words, sometimes in red; with some inserted leaves and additional matter by another, perhaps slightly later hand, and with pasted-in leaves, usually with illustrations, partly taken from older manuscripts, and partly (apparently) by the compiler.
    Watermarks: The inserted leaves of paper with a large fleur-de-lys watermark, unidentified; the thinner paper used for most of the volumes with unidentified watermark in folds.
    With additions in German and Dutch.
    Bound in 2 volumes.
    Binding: Uniformly bound in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century marbled boards, red leather backs with three bands, each volume with modern brown calf title labels gold-stamped "ALCHYMICAL MANUSCRIPT," speckled edges.
    In German, Low-German, Latin, and Hebrew.
    Mellon MS 28, acquired with the Duveen collection. Gift of Paul and Mary Mellon, 1965.},
    
      File                     = {Selected pages:mellonms110.pdf:PDF},
      Keywords                 = {manuscript,alchemy,illumination},
      Owner                    = {trismegisto},
      Timestamp                = {2015.09.27},
      Url                      = {http://orbexpress.library.yale.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=11085414}
    }

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