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Magiae Naturalis. Dritter Theil: Das ist: Ein new auÃčerlesen Planeten-Buch, darinnen beschrieben und eigentlich gelehret wird, wie ein jeder Mensch, so nur schreiben und lesen kan, ihme selbsten aus seiner Geburtsstunde, mit hulffe des hiebey gefugeten Calendarii perpetui, sein Zeichen, Planeten und vornemst Gestirn, darunter er geboren, auÃčrechnen . konne .: Beneben einer angehefften kurtzen Beschreibunge der Physiognomiae, Chiromantiae .

HILDEBRAND, Wolfgang (ca. 1572-ca.1635).

Published by Henning Grossen des Jungern, 1620., Leipzig,, 1620
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Three parts in one vol. Sm. 4to. 218 pp. (of 220? - lacking final 2 pages). Collation: a-d4, A-Dd4, Ee1 (lackingEe2-4). 8 woodcuts, 1 map of the earth, folding astrological chart with the sun at center (facing p. 40), astrological chart of the solar system (p.77). Some leafs slightly trimmed with some loss at bottom margin, browning. Disbound. RARE. Series title: New augirte. Magia Naturalis: Das ist Kunst vnd Wunderbuch; Darinnen begriffen wunderbare Secreta, Geheimnisse, und Kunststucke, wie manâǦ mit dem gantze Menschlichen Corper zahmen vnd wilden ThierenâǦ fast vnerhorte wunderbarliche Sachen verrichte âǦ kan; Beneben erzehlung vieler wunderlichen Dingen. / Wolfgang Hildebrand, Dritter Theil. This is the astronomical part of Hildebrand's very rare work, published over many years and seldom found complete. The full-version of the work contains the recipes and secrets relating to natural magic. Within that book is a three-part treatise on astrology [the present work]. "In 1610 appeared the first edition of a work in German by Wolfgang Hildebrand on natural magic. It contains recipes for coloring the hair, improving the memory, making a man merry or melancholy. To see by night one rubs one's eyes with the blood of a bat, a prescription taken from the De mirabilibus mundi current under the name of Albertus Magnus. Other secrets are to see marvels in one's dreams, not to get intoxicated quickly, to make men seem headless or with the heads of animals - an old favorite of medieval manuals of marvelous experiments, and to sleep for three days at a stretch. [etc.]" He also published an astrological work at Erfurt in 1613 âǦ - Thorndike, History of Magic, VII, pp. 277-278. The Astrologia naturalis of Johannes ab Indagine and the Planeten-Buch by Wolfgang Hildebrand (fl. 1622-1631) form the basis for the conversation with Indagine (Bauer). In all three of these columns, Simplicissimus plays the role of the naive one, who knows absolutely nothing, not even how one is to read the signs of the calendars. Zonagri reproaches him again and again because of his lack of knowledge and he mocks him, whereas Indagine adopts a very different attitude, namely he informs him very objectively about both astronomy and astrology. That is to say, in the fourth through sixth columns, we are dealing with a type of meta-text of the far left-hand column. This column is contrasted with the premises of calendar making in that left-hand column. Although Grimmelshausen has taken his astronomical and astrological knowledge verbatim from his sources, one can nevertheless ask what kind of knowledge he wanted to transmit and what function the transmission of this knowledge has within the text. Those sources of Grimmelshausen which have been traced, at least to date, show that we are dealing with a popularized scientific literature that was not on a par with the most recent investigations, but which was nonetheless widely disseminated through numerous treatises and broadsides." - Karl F. Otto, A companion to the works of Grimmelshausen, (2003), p. 181. The book contains all three parts relating to astrology. The first book discusses the description of the seven "planets", including: Saturn, [p.42], Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Moon, and Mercury. Earth is considered the center of the system. The second book, referencing the influence of Albertus Magnus, offers a perpetual calendar-table (listed month by month) of dates for the years to come. The third book deals with chiromancy, or palmistry [p.184+]. Only location found (CoPac): Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz [Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage]. See: Ernst Weil, 3:103 (1625 in 3 pts.); 28:152 (1629). Zinner 4814. See also: Telle, Joachim, "Die 'Magia naturalis' des Wolfgang Hildebrand", Sudhoffs Archiv. 1976; 60(2): pp. 105-22. Bookseller Inventory # S11333

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Title: Magiae Naturalis. Dritter Theil: Das ist: ...

Publisher: Henning Grossen des Jungern, 1620., Leipzig,

Publication Date: 1620

Edition: 1st Edition

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