The original manuscript of the Corpus Hermeticum

posted Nov 4, 2010, 2:35 AM by Professor Katz
...brought to Florence in 1463 by Leonardo of Macedonia.  It is now in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, shelfmark Plut. 71, 33.  It is written on paper, 210 x 145 mm, about 225 pages long....and on folios (pages) 123-145 is the first copy anyone in the West had ever seen of these Hermetic writings.  You can clearly see Ficino's handwritten signs on the left side of the page.


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