Hermetic philosophy: various writings

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript transcripts of six writings on hermetic philosophy, [1700], including tracts by David de Planis Campy, Adrien Ameuric and Raymond Lulle.'

Administrative / Biographical History

Hermetic philosophy is based on a bundle of manuscript purported to have been written by or to report almost at first hand the activities of the legendary priest, prophet, and sage Hermes Trismegistos. These comprised works of revelation on occult, theological and philosophical subjects, most notably alchemy.

Arrangement

Single item

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

The manuscript contains the bookplate of Hugh M Bright. It was acquired with the collection of Allen Haywood Bright, given to the University of London Library in 1942.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript duodecimo. Eighteenth century binding.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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