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Vischer, Bernhard

  • Vischer, Bernhard
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About this work


Probierbuech darinnen Erstlich auslegunng etlicher Lateinischer unnd Alchimistischer Wörtter, Alphabeth unnd Caractor, auch derselben Natturlichenn wurckhunng und Craft. Bernnharden Vischer der zeit Teutschen Schuelhalter zue Pfaffenhouen zughörig. Illustrated with small water-colour drawings of chemical and alchemical apparatus: on leaf 27 is an astrological figure in red and black with a volvelle. The text is mainly in German, but there are many sections in Latin. The first 9 ll. after the title contain a table of chemical signs in Latin and German, these are followed by astrological notes, alchemical secret alphabets, and a list of alchemical terms in Latin. Produced in Pfaffenhofen.



Physical description

1 volume 307 ll. folio. 30 x 201/2 cm. Original stamped pig-skin binding, with two brass clasps. Calligraphic title in red, green and black: headings in red.



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Acquisition note

Purchased 1911.

Ownership note

Inscribed on the t.p.: 'Ex libris Guilhelmi Georgii de Meittinga', in a 17th cent. hand.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


  • Latin
  • German

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