Lot 321 of 615:
Rare work by Paracelsus 1572  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For:$4,500
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum
Author:
Paracelsus
Place:
[Strassburg]
Publisher:
[Bernhard Jobin]
Date:
1572
Description:

[vii], 23, [2] ff. Woodcut portrait. (8vo) 15.5x9.5 cm (6x3¾") modern tan half pigskin and marbled boards. First Edition.

Edited and with a preface by Michael Toxites.  A rare book.  “The first part is pharmaceutical, the second is the first edition of the rather mysterious text on the metal electron.  Sudhoff quotes only a few copies which survived.” -- Ernst Weil, cat. 22. The fine woodcut portrait is of Paracelsus at the age of 47. Extensive early annotations in a precise hand on the front and rear blanks, and some on the margins. The annotations, in an early 17th century hand, refer to Toxites and also to  Georg Forberger, who edited at least one of Paracelsus’ works. Sudhoff 141. Wellcome 4788. Durling 3494, (the NLM copy is imperfect, with a leaf in photocopy.)  Not found in Ferguson or Duveen. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding lightly worn; paper moderately browned; very good.
 
Item number:
276376
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.