Lot 40
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Borel, Pierre

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3,000 - 4,000 GBP
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Description

  • Borel, Pierre
  • Bibliotheca chimica, seu catalogus librorum philosophorum hermeticorum. Paris: Charles du Mesnil and Thomas Jolly, 1654
  • Paper
12mo (143 x 78mm.), woodcut tailpieces, contemporary vellum

Provenance

"Ex libris Francisci Sauvin Med.", contemporary inscription on title-page. François Sauvin was the author and translator of works on medicine and alchemy in the middle of the seventeenth century.

Literature

Caillet 1433; Duveen p.89; Ferguson i, 116

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST CHEMICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, which is essentially a catalogue of Borel's own extensive collection of books on chemical subjects. Borel (c. 1620-1671) was physician to the king of France as well as an antiquarian.
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