Cambridge, Trinity College MS. R.16.26. - Contains Ars Notoria

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Postby John J. Coughlin » Sun May 16, 2004 5:21 pm

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Cambridge, Trinity College MS. R.16.26. [CMA 564].
22 folios + a printed sheet. Vellum. With many illustrations and borders carefully done in outline. 17th Century, 1623.
1. f1 Praier of the whole Man Spirite Sowle and Body.
2. f2 An admonition. 'A renenerat mynde' a man stepping out of the sphere heavenward, his skin falling off him.
3. f3 Of the Art Notoria and of Idea how farr it may bee understoode. [Various drawings.]
[The most part of the text is anti-papal. Bound in at the end is a large folded broadsheet with a satirical design of the Pope and the emperor Charles. 'This strange Figure hath beene thus drawne and paynted out two hundred yeares afore the byrth of Carolus M. and found in a stone wall, etc.' Then follows a prophecy of Capistranus in English, 'Translated out of the old Dutch coppye in print all most 50 yeares since. And now reprinted 1621'.]
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