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[Ripley alchemical scroll].
English, Middle (1100-1500)
[England?], approximately 1590.
1 roll (14 membranes) : parchment, illustrations ; 5370 x 525 mm
Early works to 1800
Ripley, George, -1490?
Illustrated alchemical roll incorporating Middle English verses attributed to Sir George Ripley.
Illustrations: Four panels containing emblematic diagrams serving as instructions on the process of transmuting base metals into precious metals. A fifth panel by a different artist appears to depict Ripley.
Texts in Middle English and Latin.
Early and intermediate provenance unknown. Bought in London by H.P. Kraus, 1957, and sold to Lawrence Witten, who sold it to Robert H. Taylor.
Gift; Robert H. Taylor, Princeton Class of 1930, 1958.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, p. 309.
Also available in an electronic version.
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