Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, MS germ. qu. 848

Berlin Aurora Consurgens Facsimile Edition

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The Berlin Aurora Consurgens is an early sixteenth-century copy of an alchemical treatise sometimes attributed to Thomas Aquinas. Produced in Germany, the manuscript maintains most of the rich illustrations of the earliest extant copy of the text (now in Zurich) but translates the work into the German language from its original Latin. The book is fascinating for its link to both Arab and Latin alchemical traditions as well as Christian wisdom theology and its thirty-one images.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Berlin Aurora Consurgens": Aurora Consurgens facsimile edition, published by Millennium Liber, 2022

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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Aurora Consurgens

Madrid: Millennium Liber, 2022

  • Commentary (Spanish) by García Avilés, Alejandro; Espí Forcén, Carlos
  • Limited Edition: 550 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Berlin Aurora Consurgens: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile is printed on aged parchment paper. Facsimile and commentary volume issued together in an elegant clamshell box.


Leather binding on boards.

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