Catalogue Entry: ALCH00068

'Basilius Valentinus & Iodochus a Rhe': abstracts from these authors (the latter is more usually called Johannes Rhenanus) on minerals, transmutation of metals, vitriol, etc..

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Additional Ms. 44888, British Library, London, UK

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Bernard Quaritch for £15 and offered as Item 60 in his Catalogue no. 253 (1936) for £24. On 11 September 1936 Quaritch offered it to Yahuda for that price, but it was purchased by Lord Wakefield and presented to the British Museum (now British Library) later the same year. See British Museum Quarterly 11 (1937), 66.

Sotheby Lot


© 2021 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL -

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC