Lot 38
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Balduinus, Christian Adolphe

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Balduinus, Christian Adolphe
  • Aurum superius & inferius aurae superioris & inferioris hermeticum. Amsterdam: Joannes Jansonius, 1675
  • Paper
12mo (134 x 72mm.), additional folding engraved title-page, 2 folding engraved plates, contemporary vellum, contemporary manuscript notes in Latin about alchemy on endpapers, title-leaf slightly browned

Literature

Caillet 662; Duveen p.41; Ferguson i, 68

Catalogue Note

A short treatise on the philosopher's stone, which "deals with the extraction of gold from the air by universal magnetism" (Thorndike VIII, p.381). Another edition was published the same year in Frankfurt by Frommann.
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