Lot 321 of 615:
Rare work by Paracelsus 1572  

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Zwen Tractatus des hocherfarnen... 1. De viribus membrorum spiritualium, II. De Electro. Mit Erklärung ettlicher Wörter und Praeparationum
[Bernhard Jobin]

[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. 

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Binding lightly worn; paper moderately browned; very good.
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