Artists and alchemists

Georgius Agricola, De Rerum Metallica, tr. H.C. and L.H. Hoover, Dover, New York, 1950.

Elias Ashmole, Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, London, 1652, Facsimile Reprint, Kessinger.net

Petrus Bonus, The New Pearl of Great Price, ed. J. Lacinius, tr. A.E. Waite, Vincent Stuart, London, 1963.

Benvenuto Cellini, Autobiography, tr. G. Bull, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1988.

Cennini, The Craftsman's Handbook, tr. D.V. Thompson, Dover, New York, 1960.

Job of Edessa, Book of Treasures, tr. A. Mingana, Heffers, Cambridge, 1935.

Hermetic Museum, J.M. Watkins, London, 1953.

Leyden Papyrus, tr. E.R. Caley, Journal of Chemical Education, 3, 10, 1926.

Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, A Tracte Containing the Artes of Curious Paintinge Carvinge and Buildinge, tr. R. Haydocke, Oxford, 1598, Gregg International Publishers, England, 1970.

Marbode of Rennes, De Lapidibus, tr. J. M. Riddle, Sudhoffs Archiv, Zeitschrift fur Wissenschaftsgeschite, Beiheft 20, 1977.

Mappae Clavicula, in C.S. Smith and J.G. Hawthorne, 'The Mappae Clavicula', Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 64, 4, 1974.

Original Treatises on the Arts of Painting, tr., M. P. Merrifield, Dover, New York, 1967, 2 vols.

Stockholm papyrus, in E.R. Caley, 'The Stockholm Papyrus', Journal of Chemical Education, 4, 8, 1927.

Theophilus, The Various Arts, tr., C.R. Dodwell, Clarendon, Oxford, 1961.

Theophilus, On Divers Arts, tr. J. G. Hawthorne and C. S. Smith, Dover, New York, 1979.

Turba Philosophorum, tr. A.E. Waite, Stuart and Watkins, London, 1970.

Georgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists, tr. G. Bull, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975.


Cultural context

Albertus Magnus, Book of Minerals, tr. D. Wyckoff, Clarendon, Oxford, 1967.

Albertus Magnus, On Animals, tr. K.F. Kitchell and I.M. Resnick, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1999.

Albertus Magnus, Man and the Beasts, tr. J.J. Scanlan, Med & Ren Texts & Studies, Binghampton, New York, 1987.

Albertus Magnus, On Union with God, tr. a Benedictine of Princethorpe Priory, Llanerch, Felinfach, 1915.

Bestiary, (Bodley MS 764), tr. R. Barber, Boydell, Woodbridge, 1993.

Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, tr. G.H. McWilliam, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1972.

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, tr. V.E. Watts, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1969.

Bonaventura, On the reduction of the arts to theology, St Johnís Press, Annapolis, 1938.

Book of Beasts, tr. T.H. White, Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1984.

Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, ed. M.R. Best and F.H. Brightman, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973.

Byrhtferth's Manual, tr., S.J. Crawford, Early English Text Society, Oxford, 1929.

Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, tr. N. Coghill, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975.

Cloud of Unknowing, tr. C. Wolters, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1978.

Dante, The Divine Comedy, tr. C.H. Sisson, Oxford University Press, 1993.

The Banquet (Il Convito) of Dante Alighieri, tr. K. Hillard, Kegan Paul and Trench, London, 1889.

William Durandus, Rationale Divinorum Officiorum, in J.M. Neale and B. Webb, The Symbolism of Churches and Church Ornaments, Gibbings, London, 1893.

J. Gerard, The Herbal or General History of the Plants, Islip, London, 1633.

William Hilton, The Ladder of Perfection, tr. L. Sherley-Price, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1988.

Hugh of Saint Victor, Didascalicon, tr. J. Taylor, Columbia University Press, New York, 1991.

Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend, tr. W.G. Ryan, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1993, 2 vols.

John of Damascus, On the Divine Images, tr. D. Anderson, St Vladimirís Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY, 1980.

John of Trevisa's translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De Propreitatibus Rerum, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975, 2 vols.

Macrobius, Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, tr. W. H. Stahl, Columbia University Press, New York, 1952.

Nicholas of Cusa on Learned Ignorance, tr., J. Hopkins, Arthur J. Banning, Minneapolis, 1981.

Ovid, Metamorphoses, tr. M. M. Innes, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1975.

Physiologus, tr. M.J. Curley, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1979.

Pierre de Beauvais, A Medieval Book of Beasts, tr. G.R. Mermier, Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, 1992.

Plato, Republic, tr. P. Shorey, Loeb Classical Library, Heinemann, London, 1963.

Plato, Timaeus, tr. W.K.C. Guthrie, Loeb Classical Library, Heinemann, London, 1960.

Pliny, Natural History, tr. H. Rackham, Loeb Classical Library, Heinemann, London, 1968.

Marco Polo, The Travels, tr. R. Latham, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1987.

Ptolemy, Almagest, tr. G.J. Toomer, Duckworth, London, 1984.

Suger, On the Abbey Church of St Denis and its Art Treasures, ed. E. Panofsky, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1979.

Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, tr. R.J. Blackwell, R.J. Spath and W.E. Thirlkel, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1963.

Virgil, Ecologues, tr. H. Rushton Fairclough, Harvard University Press, New Haven, 1999.

plus, of course ...

the Bible