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VMs: Fwd: failure delivery
Second time I did this ....
> --- "Rafal T. Prinke" <rafalp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have just come back from Warsaw where - having
> > some time - I went
> > to a library which I had known had what is the
> > monograph
> > on Marci, namely:
> > Servit, Z.: Jan Marek Marci z Kronlandu,
> > zapomenuty
> > zakladatel fyziologie a
> > Bratislava 1989
> The author also contributed to the 1966 book on
> so he's a long-standing expert.
> > 1. On p. 49 there is a very interesting mention of
> > our (and Marci's)
> > elusive friend: "For many years Marek's close
> > friend was
> > Jiri Bares (Georgius Barschius), experienced
> > chemist (rerum
> > chemicarum peritissimus), from whom Jan Marek
> > often obtained
> > valuable information in this field. Bares after
> > his death
> > gave to Marci the collection of his notes and
> > observations, as
> > well as his chemical library. Marek wrote about
> > it in his
> > _Philosophia vetus restituta_ (p. 280)."
> 'rerum chemicarum peritissimus' is an epithet which
> Marci uses of Baresch in his letters to Kircher as
> IIRC, the inheritance by Marci of Baresch'
> library is quoted in Brumbaugh, and his source is
> Voynich's set of notes kept in the Beinecke.
> How did Voynich know???? Until now, the only mention
> of Baresch' name was in the Kircher carteggio
> (collection of letters) and I thought Voynich could
> seen it or talked to someone in the Mondragone who
> studied it. If Baresch is mentioned in the above
> well-known book of Marci, it changes the picture.
> > Perhaps there is a copy in the British Library
> > other
> > available to someone - it is just a matter of
> > checking
> > page 280 (alternatively, a copy can be bought
> > on-line
> > at US$ 4,800)?
> There are plenty copies of this book still around,
> I am sure.
> > It seems to indicate that Baresch had already
> > died by 1662.
> Did you get this also from Servit?
> > 2. On p. 52 there is something about VMS - but it
> > appears
> > that Servit knew only what was in Newbold (whom
> > he quotes)
> > and does not link Bares to VMS. He also says
> > Marci's valuable library was inherited by his
> > Jan Ludwik
> > but it is not known what happened to it later.
> One wonders...
> > "It is only known that a year before his death
> > sent
> > to Athanasius Kircher one of the most valuable
> > manuscripts
> > from this collection, the so called _Cabalistic
> > manuscript
> > of Roger Bacon_. As it appears from the letter
> > G. A. Kinner
> > to Athanasius Kircher of 5 January 1667
> > (Carteggio Kircher,
> > Roma, VIII, fol. 150), it was probably in
> > [and then
> I'm pretty sure that Newbold had not had access
> to the Kircher carteggio. So who has seen this
> by Kinner such that Servit could write about it?
> John Fletcher, probably, but how could I have
> missed it???
> > I can't remember if we have the above letter by
> > Kinner?
> This can (and must) be found.
> > 3. On p. 57 Servit says that at the end of his
> > Marci has
> > problems with sight and memory (as he says in
> > of
> > his letters - "corruptis oculis et infirmata
> > memoria").
> So Servit probably saw the letters himself...
> I wonder if he is still around and willing to
> answer some well-phrased questions from
> a volunteer who speaks Czech.
> Marci writes about his eye poblem in other
> letters too. I had not heard about his memory
> > Comparing it to other of his letters, it even
> > seems that he
> > wrote it in his own hand (but it could only be
> > proved with
> > proper graphological analysis). At the end of
> > 1666 he
> > made his last will but could not sign it
> > of weak
> > sight." [it was signed only by 3 witnesses - 2
> > professors
> > of the medical faculty and one lawyer]
> I would agree, both about the handwriting and
> about the need for an expert. The one question about
> the Marci letter in the VMs is that the year number
> 1665 overwritten to become 1666 (or vice versa).
> Could this be evidence of Marci's memory problem ??
> Thanks to Rafal for yet another valuable
> Regards, Rene
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