A complete alchemy manuscript in 36 full page color plates
Ars Notoria Sive Flores Aurei (The Art of Magic or Golden Flowers) is attributed to Apollonius of Tyana (c. 15-100), a Greek neo-Pythagorean ascetic and philosopher from the town of Tyana in Cappadocia in Asia Minor. It is a practical text in which direct knowledge is sought by means of incantation. Its numerous prayers include long series of invented and exotic names as well as instructions for their use. The present manuscript, created in France c. 1225, is held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.