372
372
Ulsted, Phillipp
COELUM PHILOSOPHORUM SEU DE SECRETIS NATURAE LIBER. STRASSBURG: JOHANN GRÜNINGER, 1528
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT
372
Ulsted, Phillipp
COELUM PHILOSOPHORUM SEU DE SECRETIS NATURAE LIBER. STRASSBURG: JOHANN GRÜNINGER, 1528
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Music, Continental Books & Manuscripts

|
London

Ulsted, Phillipp
COELUM PHILOSOPHORUM SEU DE SECRETIS NATURAE LIBER. STRASSBURG: JOHANN GRÜNINGER, 1528
folio (272 x 190mm.), woodcut illustrations (one full-page), woodcut initials, early twentieth-century mottled calf with gilt fillet border in period style by Riviere, spine gilt in compartments with black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt edges, washed
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Literature

Duveen p.591; VD16 U119; Wellcome 6398; Kristeller, Die Strassburger Bücher-illustration, 202

Catalogue Note

The third edition of Ulsted's major treatise on alchemy and distillation, first published by Grüninger in 1525. It was a popular work, being reprinted regularly throughout the sixteenth century. The woodcuts were also used in Grüninger's edition of Geber's De alchimia, often found bound with this work.

"Ulstead emphasized the medical efficacy of chemical distillates, thus departing somewhat from conventional medieval pharmacology and preparing the way, in part, for the more intimate connection between chemistry and medicine effected by his contemporary Paracelsus and the latter's disciples in the second half of the sixteenth century" (DSB XIII, p.534-5).

Music, Continental Books & Manuscripts

|
London