Geber [Jabir ibn Hayyan]
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- Summa perfectionis magisterii in sua natura... Gdansk: Bruno Lorenz Tancke, 1682
8vo (150 x 88mm.), engraved frontispiece by N. Lang, woodcut initials and tailpieces, 8 engraved plates, modern half calf in period style, a4-5 transposed, occasional light staining
Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum, bookseller's label
Duveen p.240; Ferguson i, 300; VD17 23:244420B
It is now thought that the Summa perfectionis was attributed to Geber in the Middle Ages, along with other similar works. The Summa forms a concise introduction to alchemical theory and practice, and is here presented with similar tracts by Avicenna and others.