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Alchemy in Cambridge (2015)


Alchemy in Cambridge captures the alchemical content of 56 manuscripts in Cambridge, in particular the libraries of Trinity College, Corpus Christi College and St John's College, the University Library and the Fitzwilliam Museum. As such, this catalogue makes visible a large number of previously unknown or obscured alchemica. While extant bibliographies, including those by M.R. James a century ago, were compiled by polymathic bibliographers for a wide audience of researchers, Alchemy in Cambridge benefits from the substantial developments in the history of alchemy, bibliography, and related scholarship in recent decades. Many texts are here identified for the first time. Another vital feature is the incorporation of information on alchemical illustrations in the manuscripts, intended to facilitate research on the visual culture of alchemy. The catalogue is aimed at historians of alchemy and science, and of high interest to manuscript scholars, historians of art and historians of college and university libraries.

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Authors & Contributors
Tavormina, M. Teresa
Richterová, Alena
Strother, Elizabeth A.
Cheramie, Toby J.
Underwood, Roger
Seiden, Peggy
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Journal of the History of Dentistry
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Mendel Newsletter
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
Department of Environment and Conservation
Association of College and Research Libraries
Edizioni dell'Orso
Cornell University Press
Libraries and archives
Primary literature (historical sources)
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
Buch, Leopold von
Hamburger, Viktor
Lindsay, David (Lord Lindsay of Balcarres)
Viganò, Carlo
Taylor White
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
Early modern
Louisiana (U.S.)
United States
Bangalore, India
Cambridge University
Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory
University of Brescia
University of Manchester
McGill University (Canada)
Wolfenbüttel. Herzog August Bibliothek

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