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House Resources:

Frank Klaassen's Magic Manuscripts

John of Morigny's Liber florum celestis doctrine:
manuscripts, manuscript catalogues, and links to online resources

Links to manuscript lists and databases:

(This includes links to some of the largest searchable medieval manuscript databases online with between 30,000 and 90,000 entries each, useful for hunting manuscripts of all kinds.)

British Library Manuscript Catalogue

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Database

Jordanus Catalogue of Medieval Scientific Manuscripts

Manuscripta Medievalia - German manuscript database

Adam McLean's list of manuscripts containing alchemical texts

Digital manuscripts and digital libraries

Bibliothèque Nationale de France An increasing repository of digitized manuscripts. Although mostly late examples, they have posted several on their site which can be downloaded as PDFs

Universität Leipzig has a very rich and interesting collection of mostly 18th century magic manuscripts with texts dating in some cases much earlier.

Book of magic in the Folger Shakespeare Library; this is a big magic book dating to late sixteenth century with many cute pictures.  For overview see B. Mowatt, "Prospero's Book" Shakespeare Quarterly 52.1

Dee's Spirit Actions; Click "Enochian Manuscripts Online":  includes full set of image files for several BL manuscripts, filling out materials omitted from Casaubon, as well as complete text of Casaubon.

Virtual manuscript library of Switzerland -- huge
Digital facsimiles of Medieval manuscripts at the Bavarian State Library, Munich
(includes Clm 276 and two other John of Morigny manuscripts, as well as much else of interest to discerning readers)
Digital facsimiles of Medieval manuscripts at Oxford
Bodleian and other libraries
Digital facsimiles National Library of Wales
(includes a copy of Steganographia among other things)
The Warburg Institute, Digital facsimiles of early printed editions in many cool areas

Oxyrhynchus Papyri database and imaging, Oxford
Princeton Digital library of Islamic Manuscripts

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Miscellaneous resources

Resource for folks doing ancient magic: Études Magiques

Please advise manuscripts if you know of other links that you think should be added to this page.

Updated May 19, 2013