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'A booke containeing the knowledge of diuers Precious Stones & Druggs'

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MS. Bodl. 51

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'A booke containeing the knowledge of diuers Precious Stones & Druggs as. [sic] 1640', 'N. Buckeridge': a description of 23 precious stones, and 'the true worth of cleare & neat diomonds the mangelee att Viziapor taken the 17th of July 1643'; and (fol. 18) a description with prices of 28 drugs sold in England, with comparative weights at London and foreign places (fol. 22).

Fols. 24-42, 44-end are blank.

'Collected by my father in his residence in Persia and the Indies anno [?] 1640. Baynbrigg Buckeridge 1691 e Coll. Di. Joan. Bap. Oxon.'

Dates

  • Written in about A.D. 1640-1643 by N. Buckeridge

Extent

46 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 51, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18462

Overview

'A booke containeing the knowledge of diuers Precious Stones & Druggs,' written in about A.D. 1640-1643 by N. Buckeridge.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Buckeridge (c.1625-c.1690) was an employee of the East India Company.

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. V, no. 27766.

Custodial History

'This book belongs to mr. Buckeridge Gentleman Commoner of St. Johns: but perhaps he may leave it to the Library.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

B. Buckeridge died in 1733, but probably gave this book to the Bodleian soon after 1700.

Physical Facet

On paper, injured slightly by damp

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 5 3/4 in.
Title
'A booke containeing the knowledge of diuers Precious Stones & Druggs'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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