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The first book of the Chrysopæia

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 33
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The first book of the Chrysopæia (a Latin poem on the Art of making Gold), composed by Johannes Aurelius Augurellus (d. 1524), with many corrections, substitutions and additions which seem to show that it is the writer's autograph. There is no title or author's name, but the corrected text is nearly that printed by Mangetus (Bibl. Chem. Curiosa, ii. 371).


  • Creation: Written in the first quarter of the 16th century by J. A. Angurelli


24 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. e. 33, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 33

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19417


The first book of the Chrysopæia

Biographical / Historical

Johannes Aurelius Augurellus (d. 1524).

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. VI, no. 32563

Custodial History

In the Libri sale, March 28, 1859, this MS. was part of lot 101 (see facsimile of part of fol. 19v on plate i): where it was probably bought for Henry Latham, M.A., whose armorial bookplate (injured) is in the volume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Library on May 3, 1898, by C. E. Doble, M.A., whose fine bookplate is on the cover, while his letter of presentation is at fol. 1.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 × 6 3/4 in.

The first book of the Chrysopæia
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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