Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1702 Notes on cabala
TitleNotes on cabala
Other related names
- Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner
- Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1702
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6293586
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- circa 1783
Notes on cabala collected by Charles Rainsford and copied into a commonplace book containing 10 introductory pages of printed material including a title page, introduction, and template for an alphabetical index, partially filled in by Rainsford. Sections include how to predict a plentiful or scarce season by observing the type of insect on an oak apple (p. 24), notes on the Persian magi (p. 22), the origin of the Evil Principle (p. 94), the Symbols of Pythagoras (p. 127), and writings on the book of Enoch and the seventy-two divine names of angels (p. 162).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
Extent191 leaves : 245 x 185 mm. bound to 251 x 205 mm
FoliationPaper, i (contemporary paper) + 191 + i (contemporary paper) leaves; [x], 1-4, 4-5, 5, 7-98, 100-184, [185-372]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
BindingContemporary half leather.
- Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.
- Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 619, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.
- Cabala--Early works to 1800
- Occultism--Early works to 1800
- Hybrid books
- Manuscripts, English--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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