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Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts, circa 1500-1825.

Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990.

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  • Title:
    Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts, circa 1500-1825.
  • Author/Creator: Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990.
  • Creation Date: circa 1500-1825.
  • Physical Desc.: (7.5 linear ft.).
  • Summary: Bound in 68 vols., 243 manuscripts on the subjects of alchemy, hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and related arts. The collection includes most notably: a 16th century Ripley scroll combining painted illustration with an alchemical poem by Ripley; a 17th century French manuscript copy of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens"; a collection of emblematic and mystical drawings and illuminations after Jacob Böhme; an 18th century Pennsylvania Dutch manuscript of Rosicrucian cosmological charts and symbolical images; an 18 volume collection of manuscripts, most translated into English and named after 18th century Dutch Rosicrucian Dr. Sigismond Bacstrom; a collection of 30 manuscripts bound in one volume, reputed to have come from the library of Count Cagliostro; two triangular masonic manuscripts; an early 17th century illuminated Neapolitan manuscript charting the search for the philosopher's stone.
  • Language: Multiple languages
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Finding aid available in the repository; item-level control.
  • Additional Formats: Photographic surrogates available for the Ripley Scroll (box 33) and the two triangular masonic mss. (Ms. 209, Ms. 210).
  • References: Hogart, Ron Charles. Alchemy, a comprehensive bibliography of the Manly P. Hall Collection of books and manuscripts
  • Form/Genre: Scroll (information artifact)
  • Subjects: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795 -- Library Alchemy Hermetism Freemasonry -- Symbolism Freemasons Occultism Rosicrucians
  • Contributors: Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624. Bacstrom, Sigismond. Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795. Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Ripley, George, d. 1490?
  • Collection: Manly P. Hall Collection
  • Collection Note: Manly P. Hall Collection
  • ID/Accession Number: 1363-584
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers; original Ripley scroll, and Ms. 209, and Ms. 210 are restricted; surrogate photographic copies available.
  • OCLC Record Number: 79260533
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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