London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
PARACELSUS. BOMBAST VON HOHENHEIM, Philip Aereol Theophrast (1493?-1541). Archidoxa ... zwölff Bücher, darin alle Gehaimnüss der Natur eröffnet, wie die zu Anfang des ersten buchs nach Ordnung verzeichnet. Auch noch vier endere Büchlein..., edited by Johann Albert Wimpinaeus. Munich: Adam Berg, 1570. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (222 x 160mm). Woodcut portrait of the author on title, repeated on *2v and on title-verso of part 2, portrait of the editor on *3r (lacks the final blank, title repaired at the margins and with the excision of an ownership inscription, repaired without loss, same leaf rather soiled, last 3 leaves with repaired holes, some browning and waterstaining). Binding made out of a leaf of a contemporary manuscript (rebacked, new endpapers).
Second Munich edition of Paracelsus' Archidoxa, the work on which his reputation as a founder of chemistry rests and which contains the greater part of his chemical work. Sudhoff 129; Norman 1637.
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