Indicateur du chemin de la Fortune

c. 1785
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A collection of extracts on cabbalistic divinations by numbers from the writings of Alliette [Etteilla], extracts on physiognomy and chiromancy, and from 'L'Harmonie céleste' by J. B. Fayol: with a few medical receipts. Illustrated with a few rough pen-drawn figures of pentacles, etc. Ll. 1-34. On divination by numbers, list of the 72 Presiding Spirits, magical alphabets, and extracts from the works of Alliette [Etteilla]. 35-39. Notice sur la physionomie de la Vater [sic for 'Lavater']. 40-52. Traité de chiromancie. 53-99. L'Harmonie céleste de Fayol ... pour distinguer ... la qualité des lieux oü croissent les simples, et connoître les simples et leurs propriétéz, avec celles des animaux et des minéraux par le rapport qu'ils ont avec les astres, etc. 99v-104. Medical receipts, etc. On fol. 22v the writer speaks of 'jusqu'au jourd'hui 26 fevrier 1785'. Written partly by the same hand as MS. 5116 [Pseudo-Zoroaster].


c. 1785

Physical description

1 volume 104 ll. 4to. 191/2 × 15 cm. Modern half-calf binding.

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Purchased 1936.

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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).


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