Lot 45
  • 45

Geber [Jabir ibn Hayyan]

Estimate
700 - 1,000 GBP
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Description

  • Summa perfectionis magisterii in sua natura... Gdansk: Bruno Lorenz Tancke, 1682
  • Paper
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

Provenance

Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum, bookseller's label

Literature

Duveen p.240; Ferguson i, 300; VD17 23:244420B

Catalogue Note

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.
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