Philosophiae Magnae...Tractatus aliquot, jetzt erst in Truck geben, unnd hiernach verzeichnet.

Title within typographical border & a full-page woodcut of the author, aged 47, on verso of A4. 4 p.l., 247, [2] pp. Small 4to, attractive antique mottled calf by Aquarius (final leaf with some skillful marginal repairs), spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Cologne: A. Byrckman, 1567.

First edition of this important collection of writings; it is the chief collection of Paracelsus's works on natural philosophy, translated here into German. The texts are: "De Vera Influentia rerum"; "De Inventione Artium"; "De Sensu & Instrumentis"; "De Tempore Laboris & Requiei"; "De Bona & Mala Fortuna"; "De Sanguine ultra Mortem"; "De Obsessis a Malis Spiritibus"; "De Somniis, & Erynibus in Somno & annexis"; "De Animabus Hominum post Mortem apprentibus"; "De Lunaticis"; "De generatione Stultorum"; "De Homunculis"; "De Nymphis, Sylvanis, Pygm. Salamand. &c."; "De Imaginatione"; "De Maleficis & eorum operibus"; and "De Animalibus ex Sodomia natis."

Very good copy. While this is a book well-represented in libraries, it is most uncommon on the market.

Sudhoff 86.

Price: $6,750.00

Item ID: 405