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GEBER [JABIR IBN HAYYAN, attributed]. De alchimia libri tres. Strasbourg: Johann Grüninger, 10 March 1529.
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GEBER [JABIR IBN HAYYAN, attributed]. De alchimia libri tres. Strasbourg: Johann Grüninger, 10 March 1529.

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GEBER [JABIR IBN HAYYAN, attributed]. De alchimia libri tres. Strasbourg: Johann Grüninger, 10 March 1529.

2° (249 x 175mm). Large woodcut on title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations of chemical apparatus. (Occasional light spotting, small light marginal stain, some ink smears in the text, leaves A2-3 starting.) Later pasteboard binding (soiled). Provenance: small marginal stamp on title -- Giuseppe Frangini (Florentine bookseller's label).

VERY RARE COLLECTION ON ALCHEMICAL TRACTS. First published in Rome in the 1470-1480s, Ferguson suggests that the present lot is probably the fourth edition. Jabir ibn Hayyan, the ninth-century Arabic author of scientific writings, has been traditionally associated with 'Geber', but he is no longer considered to be the author of these alchemical works. VD16 J1 (recording 4 copies); Ferguson 1, 302.
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