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Mogliettis, Giuseppe de

  • Mogliettis, Giuseppe de
c. 1550-1659
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"Altissimus liber et profundus ubi continentur multa segreta [sic] chimica, alchimica et de Lapide Philosophico. G[iuseppe] D[e] M[ogliettis] A[ssisio]."

The text mainly written about 1550 by an unnamed compiler, but with added receipts and notes by G. de Mogliettis: in Latin and Italian.

Ms 563/10 (fols. 132r-169r) is apparently copied from Rosarium philosophorum secunda pars alchimiae de lapide philosophico vero modo praeparando, continens exactam eius scientiae progressionem (Madrid: Offic. Cyriaci Jacobi, 1550), fol. D2v ff.

On fol. 231 is a rough pen-drawing of the 'Arbor alchemica'.

The t.p. (second leaf) is surrounded by a historiated border in four panels, containing pen-drawings, tinted in red, of alchemical apparatus, etc. It is surmounted by an unidentified heraldic shield: on a fess, three bulls' heads.

The 12 preliminary leaves, and from fol. 234 to the end, are holograph by G. de Mogliettis: on the fifth leaf is the date 1659, and on the seventh 'G.M.D.A. 1658'.


c. 1550-1659

Physical description

1 volume 12 ll. + 235 ff. + 4 ll. 4 to. 20 + 151/2 cm. Original vellum binding, 18th cent. flowered paper back; both leather ties defective. Some leaves are wanting after the 11th preliminary leaf, and at the end: fol. 225 is also wanting.


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Acquisition note

Purchased 1922.

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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), with subsequent additions.


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