LEMNIUS, Levinus (1505-1568). Occulta naturae miracula. Antwerp: Joannes Withagius for Willem Simone, 1564. 8° (161 x 85mm.) Small woodcut device on title, portrait of the author on verso. (Worming in upper margins of quires G-I and Xx to the end with occasional loss of text, top margins cut close, a few side-notes shaved, light waterstaining at the beginning.) 19th-century calf (hinges rubbed). Provenance: the Earl of Kimberley (bookplate, dated 1838). Third, enlarged, edition of this book of secrets by the pupil of Vesalius and the friend of Dodoens and Gesner. This edition not in BMC, Adams or Caillet.
GAFFAREL, Jacques. Curiositez inouyes, sur la sculpture talismanique des Persans.... [?Paris: no printer, 1637]. 2 folding woodcut plates depicting the celestial Hebrew alphabet, often missing. Caillet 4293. [Bound with:] [SOREL, Charles]. Des talismans, ou figures faites sous certaines constellations, pour faire aymer & respecter les hommes...& accomplir d'autres effets merueilleux. Paris: Antoine de Sommaville, 1636. FIRST EDITION of this rare book, especially sought after for its Traicté de l'unguent sympathique. Caillet 10270 'Rare et curieux'; Duveen p.235 (bound with another edition of the above). 2 works in one volume, 8° (164 x 96mm). (Some browning and spotting in both works.) Mid 17th-century French calf, gilt spine (a few signs of wear).
WECKER, Johann Jacob. Les secrets et merveilles de nature. Rouen: Theodore Reinsart, 1608. 8° (163 x 102mm). Woodcut device on title, a few woodcut illustrations and diagrams. (Title slightly defective and backed, final blank pasted down, preceding leaf a little creased and torn, some spotting.) Contemporary vellum (somewhat darkened). This edition not in Caillet, Duveen or Ferguson. (3)