Collectanea alchymica, 15th century

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Collectanea alchymica, 15th century

199.99

 

Date: 15th Century

Author: Unknown

 

Language: German, Latin

 

This cryptic 15th century manuscript claims to be the history of German alchemy. The manuscript consists of 255 pages of description, receipts, and drawings of the processes of alchemy during the 15th century. The original is held at the Dresden Library in Germany.


 

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The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.

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