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Illustrated (and other) Manuscripts before the Digital Revolution

[H/T to  hrsilvers, who verified that the above is a depiction of St. Luke, together with his symbol of a winged ox, or bull.  More on this interesting feature in another blog.]    Digital techniques are revolutionizing access to collections in libraries and … Continue reading

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An 18th Century Recipe for Alchemical Fertilizer & A Modern Version

This morning I stumbled across an 18th Century manuscript containing a recipe for ‘alchemical fertilizer,’ which I have transcribed below.  The ‘chemical symbols‘ that are used have been changed into capital letters in order to accommodate the blog.   A list of their meanings … Continue reading

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