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Artis auriferae

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  • Artis auriferae, quae chemiam vocant, volumina duo, quae continent turbam philosophorum (-Volumen tertium). Basel: Conrad Waldkirch, 1610
  • Paper
3 volumes in one, 8vo (163 x 96mm.), woodcut illustrations, woodcut device on second and third title-pages, contemporary limp vellum, small section of α2 repaired, several leaves (including h3, h5, i7, Ss2, Vu8, Xx8, Dd5, II8, KK5) with repaired tears, a few marginal paper tears, occasional light staining, small burn hole in t2 with slight loss, paper flaw on B8 with loss of a few letters, small repair to Bb8 with slight loss, Mm5 torn at head with slight loss, Mm7 torn in gutter, MM6 repaired with loss of a few words


Libreria Antiquarium Mediolanum, booklabel


Caillet 477; Duveen p.29-30; Ferguson i, 51; VD17 14:628594C, 14:628577N, 14:628593V

Catalogue Note

This collection of alchemical tracts, first issued in 1572, contains the Aurora Consurgens and the Rosarium philosophorum (with woodcuts). This is the first edition to contain the third volume with works by Lull, Albertus Magnus and Arnaldus de Villa Nova.