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Kann, Nicolaus (& others)

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Early 17th century
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Note-book containing receipts for alchemical and chemical processes, medical prescriptions, etc. In German and Latin: with additions by several hands. A few small roughly executed pen-drawings of alchemical apparatus, etc. The name of Kann appears on fol. 3v, 19v, 21, 31 and 32v. On fol. 148 is the signature of 'Ludwig Fischart' of Brunswick, dated 1646, by a later hand than that of the rest of the MS.


Early 17th century

Physical description

1 volume 153 [164] ll. 16mo. 91/2 X 91/2 cm. On vellum, brown velvet binding over wooden boards. The original foliation is irregular, but ff. 44, 56, 63, 66, 68, 69, 87, 88, 99, 143, 144 of the old numbering are wanting. Margins slightly cropped in binding.


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Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's (Hauser Sale) 18/4/1934, Lot 436.

Ownership note

Armorial book-plate of Steinthal inside upper covers. (Perhaps Martin Steinthal, M.D. [1798-1892], Physician and Philanthropist of Berlin). From the Library of Lionel Hauser of Paris, with his press-mark label 'L H 82'.

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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).


  • German
  • Latin

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