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Two treatises on the Philosopher's Stone, Written in the 2nd quarter of the 17th century in England

MS. Marshall 74
Held at the Weston Library

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Two treatises on the Philosopher's Stone:

  1. Fol. 2. A dialogue in eight 'dispositions' between Master and Auditor, beg. 'That we may attayne vnto perfect knowledge', followed by a few alchemical receipts (fol. 32v) and a note on 'the life of metall what it is'
  2. Fol. 39. A prologue and three short treatises, beg. 'The name of our Lord and Saviour ... being first called vpon'

A few lines of English verse are on fols. 1, 62.

(fols. 48v-61 are blank paper).


  • Creation: Written in the 2nd quarter of the 17th century in England


62 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Marshall 74

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 5284

Custodial History

Manuscript (52).

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom