BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Astrological treatise. England; late sixteenth century. Paper; 33
ff. 303 x 205 mm.; 1 column, 36 lines.
I-III (8), IV (10, -10). Catchwords on every page.
Cursive script. Astrological signs are drawn in the margins. Bound
in limp vellum.
Presented to the Beinecke Jan 23, 1967, by James M. Osborn.
Comments: Folio 1r has two staffs of music. The text claims to be the
Book of Virtue which the Angel Raphiel gave to Adam, with Solomon's
Hebrew additions. Incipit: "In the name of allmyghtie God livinge trewe
& everlasting and without all end, wch ys said Adonay Saday ... I begin
to write this booke wch ys said Cephar razyell with all his portenaunce
in wch be 7 treatises complete." The seven treatises are: 1) Clavis, 2)
virtues of stones, herbs and beasts, 3) Tractatus thimiamatum, 4)
treatise of time, 5) treatise of cleanness, 6) Samaym, and 7) Book of
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