MS. Description

1. A partial transcription of Dee's 'Liber mysteriorum sextus et sanctus'
2. Preface and notes by John Michael Faustius, to the 'Introitus apertus ad occulsum Regis Palatium, a Philaletha'

Postby John J. Coughlin » Mon May 17, 2004 1:43 pm

From http://hum.amu.edu.pl/~rafalp/HERM/dmanus.html:

London, British Library: Sloane MS. 2599, art. 1. A partial transcription of 'Liber mysteriorum sextus et sanctus' in at least two different hands. One of them may be Ashmole's.


From http://www.levity.com/alchemy/britlib1.html:

MS. Sloane 2599.
Paper. Folio. 49 folios. Beginning of 18th Century.
1. A work in cipher, entitled 'Liber misteriorum sextus et sanctus' with tables [Parts of Dr Dee's work on Angels, copied from MS. Sloane 3189.] ff. 1-45.
2. Preface and notes by John Michael Faustius, to the 'Introitus apertus ad occulsum Regis Palatium, a Philaletha', discussing the subject of the real name and the country of the author Philalethes. ff.46-49.
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Postby Alan Thorogood » Tue May 18, 2004 1:50 pm

Art. 1 comprises folios 1-45. Folio 1r carries the title 'Liber Misteriorum Sextus et Sanctus'.

The MS contains a transcript of Sloane MS 3189 folios 3 - 9, 29r, 30v (partial) and 31 - 56. Folios 45 - 49r have been copied twice.

It is in at least two hands, neither of which appear to be Ashmole's. The MS contains a number of unnumbered folios, some of which are blank and some of which contain unlettered tables. The tables themselves are ruled in red ink, lettering is black.

Art. 2 (folios 47 - 49) is a separate work which begins "The Preface of John Michael Faustus..."
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