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John Baptista Porta

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ISBN 10: 1468023152 ISBN 13: 9781468023152

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1468023152

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Giovan Battista della Porta

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Item Description: Il vespro. Rilegato. Book Condition: Perfette. Bookseller Inventory # 4025

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Giovan Battista Della Porta

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Item Description: Il Vespro, Palermo, 1979. Edizione in tiratura limitata, Il grande libro della magia naturale, rilegato, tela, sovracoperta, formato 22x32, pagine 176, illustrato in nero e colore, lievi mancanze agli spigoli della sovracoperta, il libro in ottime condizioni, 30941. Bookseller Inventory # 30941

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PORTA, Joh. Baptist;

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Item Description: Leiden Verlag Peter Leppen, 1651. ca 16x10 cm; (14) 670 (20) Seiten mit 12 Textholzschnitten; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Titelblatt aufgezogen und neu eingehängt; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr. Alchemie; Destillation; Naturwissenschaft. Bookseller Inventory # 17366A

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PORTA, [Giambattista della].

Published by Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum (1651)

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Item Description: Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum, 1651. 670 [22] pp. With an added engraved title page, dated 1650; engraved text illustrations. 16mo, later full calf, neatly rebacked. Old ink notes cover both pastedowns; tiny bookplate and wax seal opposite the envraved title page; binding rubbed at extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 29100

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PORTA (Giambattista della)

Published by Edité par Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum (1651)

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Item Description: Edité par Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum, 1651. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. In-12, vélin crème à recouvrements, dos lisse, reliure d'époque de belle patine, nombreuses gravures sur bois in-texte. Nouvelle édition ornée d'un titre frontispice représentant un personnage en pied transperçant d'une épée un miroir magique. Disciple napolitain de Cardan et d'Arnauld de Villeneuve, Porta fut le fondateur de l'Académie des "Sergeti" et l'inventeur de la chambre obscure (noire). Physicien, opticien, philosophe, cryptologue et alchimiste, il fit de nombreuses recherches sur les lentilles optiques. Ses travaux et exposés inspirèrent la fabrication de la première lunette en 1590. Cet ouvrage est divisé en 20 chapitres, traite, entre autres sujets de la vertu des plantes, la transmutation des métaux, des curiosités magnétiques, des cosmétiques féminins, des vertus des animaux, des lentilles oculaires, du pneumatisme, de la distillation, et de la vertu des pierres. L'ouvrage imprimé sur papier fin est illustré de nombreux et beaux bois dans le texte représentant des interieurs d'ateliers cornus, des instruments d'optique, gemmes ect. Ouvrage rare dans une très belle condition. Livre ancien. Bookseller Inventory # 2123

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Item Description: Amstelodami, Apud Elizeum Weyerstraten, Anno 1664, 1 volume de 80x140 mm environ, (1) f., (8) ff. (frontispice, titre, epistola dedicatoria, praefatio), 670 pages, (11) ff. (index), (11) f., pleine basane brune granitée, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres dorés, orné de caissons à motifs dorés, coupes dorées, tranches mouchetées de rouges, ex-libris de Rambuteau collé sur le premier contreplat, avec figures dans le texte. Petit manque de papier dans le coin inférieur de la première garde, petits trous de ver sur la coiffe supérieure et sur les coupes, 2 coins émoussés, erreur de pagination (312 au lieu de 311), sinon bel ouvrage en bon état. Giambattista della Porta (ou Giovanni Battista Della Porta), (né à Vico Equense vers 1535, mort à Naples le 4 février 1615) est un physicien, opticien, philosophe, cryptologue et alchimiste italien. Ses travaux et exposés sur les lentilles optiques passent pour avoir fortement inspiré la fabrication de la première lunette en 1590.Il travailla à Murano près de Venise, où se trouvaient déjà de célèbres cristalleries.C'est le livre le plus célèbre de Giambattista della Porta. Bookseller Inventory # 87830

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PORTA, [Giambattista della].

Published by Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum (1651)

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Item Description: Apud Petrum Leffen, Lugd. Batavorum, 1651. 670 [22] pp. With an added engraved title page, dated 1650; engraved text illustrations. 16mo, contemporary full vellum; title hand-lettered on spine, in a custom slipcase. Some minor worming to a few dozen leaves at rear; front free endpaper lacking. Bookseller Inventory # 29099

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MAGIAE NATURALIS LIBRI VIGINTI.: PORTA G. Battista.

PORTA G. Battista.

Published by Weyerstraten,, Amsterdam, (1664)

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Item Description: Weyerstraten,, Amsterdam, 1664. in-16, pp. (16), 670, (22), bella leg. t. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Antip. con ritr. del Porta e molte incis. xilogr. n.t. Rara edizione dell'opera di Giambattista della Porta (Vico Equense 1535 - Napoli 1615), reso celebre soprattutto dal suo trattato di fisiognomica, ma è questa in realtà la sua opera più importante e la prima pubblicata negli anni in cui fondò anche l' "Accademia dei secreti" con finalità di studi esoterici e di rendere la magia come sapere naturale accettabile e legittimo, attraverso un discernimento tra la magia bianca e magia nera: l'opera fu messa all'Indice dei Libri proibiti ma nonostante questo conobbe diverse traduzioni in tutta Europa. Contiene nozioni inerenti i veleni e cure mediche, la numerologia, la trasformazione dei metalli, i "secreti", l'arte della guerra, l'astrologia, etc. Bell'esempl. Si allega attestato di libera circolazione del 30.05.2017. [485]. Bookseller Inventory # CAT27-371

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Item Description: Gedruckt zu Cosmopoli, 1703. gebundene Ausgabe. 17cm, 67 S. + Druckfehlertabelle, Der Inhalt ist gut erhalten, sauber abgesehen von normalen Altersspuren, Papier stark gedunkelt. Der Kartoneinband ist ruiniert, die Bindung lose. Fotos auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000. Bookseller Inventory # 109532

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Item Description: Henning Grossen des Jüngern, 1620., Leipzig, 1620. 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 man⦠mit dem gantze Menschlichen Cà rper zahmen vnd wilden Thieren⦠fast vnerhà rte wunderbarliche Sachen verrichte ⦠kan; Beneben erzehlung vieler wunderlichen Dingen. / Wolfgang Hildebrand, Dritter Theil. This is the astronomical part of Hildebrandâs 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]. âIn 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 oneâs 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 oneâs 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.]â He also published an astrological work at Erfurt in 1613 ⦠- 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 naà ve 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.â - 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 âplanetsâ, 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, âDie âMagia naturalisâ des Wolfgang Hildebrandâ, Sudhoffs Archiv. 1976; 60(2): pp. 105-22. Bookseller Inventory # S11333

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Magiae Naturalis, sive de Miraculis Rerum Naturalium,: PORTA, Giambattista della

PORTA, Giambattista della (ca. 1535-1615).

Published by Apud Gulielmum Rovillium, 1569., Lugduni [Lyon]: (1569)

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Item Description: Apud Gulielmum Rovillium, 1569., Lugduni [Lyon]:, 1569. Small 8vo. [1]-344 pp., [4] ff. Index; marginal worm trails showing on the final 4 leaves. Somewhat modern quarter calf, and endleaves. Very good. RARE. Very early edition [Another edition of 1561 printed in Lyon by Roullius [283 pages], making this 1569 issue the second printed in Lyons, as determined via WorldCat.]. Portaâs work was first issued in four books, 1558, and expanded up to XX books (1589), written first at the age of fifteen. Dedicated to Philip II of Spain. âFrom 1574 to 1580 Della Porta was repeatedly interrogated by inquisitors, and the publication of his writings was prohibited. Jean Bodin, in his DÃ monomanie des sorciers (1580), accuses Della Porta of being a âpoisonous sorcererâ and goes on to attack Agrippa. Among the various followers of Paracelsus, Jacques Gohory, denounced Della Porta. As Massimo L. Bianchi has recently demonstrated, Della Porta was up to date on Paracelsusâ ideas, although perhaps only through his followers. As if this were not enough, Thomas Erastus, a Protestant critic of Paracelsism, spoke out against Della Porta as well â" which leads one to believe that the last two accusations were also reactions against his chemical experiments. This onslaught forced Della Porta, at the height of his fame, to cease published for several years.â â" Zambelli, p. 28. âNatural Magic was revised and considerably expanded throughout the authorâs lifetime.â The text contents include: I: natural phenomena; II: medicinal preparations; III: alchemy, metallurgy, glass; IV: optics, a chapter on the camera obscura (the first known full description).â â" [See full S.E.P. essay in next description] Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. âPortaâs first book, published in 1558 as Magiae naturalis, was a treatise on the secrets of nature, which he began collecting when he was fifteen. The secrets are arranged in four books, and the conception implied in the title is that natural magic is the perfection of natural philosophy and the highest science. This small collection of secrets constituted the basis of a twenty-book edition of the Magiae naturalis published in 1589, which is Portaâs best known work and the basis of his reputation. It is an extraordinary hodgepodge of material representing that unique combination of curiosity and credulity common in the late Renaissance. But combined with the authorâs insatiable desire for the marvelous and apparently miraculous is a serious attempt to define and describe natural magic and some refined application of both mathematical and experimental techniques in science.â â" DSB, XI, pp. 96. Giambattista della Porta, noted Neapolitan mathematician and natural philosopher, overshadowed only by Galileo in the work of Renaissance science, had a wide range of scientific and literary interests. There are demonstrated by his numerous published works. His most famous and best remembered are those on natural magic, optics, refraction and the telescope. He was also a member of the outstanding literary academy of Naples, Altomare, and the founder of the Accademia deâ Secreti (Secrets of Nature). Later, he became a member of the famous Accademia dei Lincei, as well as other lesser known literary academies in Naples. His dabbling in pseudo-scientific and occult sciences caused his works to be banned by the Inquisition in 1592, which was lifted in 1598. Thorndike points out that Della Porta was either adept at escaping âserious molestation or punishment by submission or by influence in high places.â â" Thorndike, v.6, p. 156. See [most referring to 1558 first ed.]: Brunet IV, 826; Cascoigne, 1627; DSB; Duveen p. 481 (1651 ed.); Ferguson, II, p. 216; Mottelay, pp. 72-75; Partington, II, p. 17; Poggendorff, II, p. 505; Riccardi, II, p. 310; Ronalds Library, p. 408; Wellcome, I [not mentioning this ed.]; Wolf, History of Science, I, pp. 544-545. See: Lynn Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science, volume 6, p. 156; Paola Zambelli, White M. Bookseller Inventory # LV2212

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Magiae Naturalis: PORTA (Jean-Baptiste)

PORTA (Jean-Baptiste)

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Item Description: Petrum Leffen, 1651. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Très bon. Édition illustrée. Ouvrage en latin, le plus important de cet auteur italien (1535-1615). In-12 (147 x 87 mm), vélin crème à recouvrement, titre calligraphié au dos, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Titre gravé, 20 vignettes gravées dans le texte. Sujets abordés : optique, médecine, cuisine, parfums, etc. (très bon état, malgré quelques traces sur la reliure et quelques rousseurs). // 12o (147 x 87 mm), cream covering vellum, title in calligraphy on spine, sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Engraved title, 20 engraved vignettes in the text. (very good condition, despite some dust on binding and some brownings). Bookseller Inventory # 000401

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Item Description: Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650., Rothomagi [Rouen, France]:, 1650. Small 8vo. [14], 662 pp. [complete] [note: 147-148 and 629-630 omitted in pagination, as originally printed]. Woodcut headpiece, initial letters, illustrations & figs. [pp. 283, 285, 286, 288, 389, 397, 399, 410, 553, 554, 573, 575, 576, 577, 580, 583, 584, 592, 608, 609; light line of waterstaining showing in a few signatures. Original full vellum with unusual four brass corner pieces (apparently later) pieces with rivets; vellum soiled, large gash in spine exposing inner lining. Early ownership inscription âEx Libris selorandri [?] ---off medcin Gesdinienoff[?]â applied to front endleaf. Internally very good. Early Latin edition of the full text of the authorâs expanded text containing XX books. The work was later translated into English (1658). The contents of the twenty books are (translated here): 1) Of the causes of wonderful things; 2) Of the generation of animals; 3) Of the production of new plants; 4) Of increasing household stuff; 5) Of changing metals; 6) Of counterfeiting gold; 7) Loadstone; 8) Of Strange Cures; 9) Of Beautifying Women; 10) Distillation; 11) Perfuming; 12) Of Artificial Fires; 13) Of Tempering Steel; 14) Of Cookery; 15) Of Fishing & Hunting; 16) Of Invisible Writing; 17) Of Strange Glasses; 18) Of Statick Experiments; 19) Of Pneumatick Experiments; 20) Of the Chaos. âFrom 1574 to 1580 Della Porta was repeatedly interrogated by inquisitors, and the publication of his writings was prohibited. Jean Bodin, in his DÃ monomanie des sorciers (1580), accuses Della Porta of being a âpoisonous sorcererâ and goes on to attack Agrippa. Among the various followers of Paracelsus, Jacques Gohory, denounced Della Porta. As Massimo L. Bianchi has recently demonstrated, Della Porta was up to date on Paracelsusâ ideas, although perhaps only through his followers. As if this were not enough, Thomas Erastus, a Protestant critic of Paracelsism, spoke out against Della Porta as well â" which leads one to believe that the last two accusations were also reactions against his chemical experiments. This onslaught forced Della Porta, at the height of his fame, to cease published for several years.â â" Zambelli, p. 28. âNatural Magic was revised and considerably expanded throughout the authorâs lifetime.â The text contents include: I: natural phenomena; II: medicinal preparations; III: alchemy, metallurgy, glass; IV: optics, a chapter on the camera obscura (the first known full description). A large part of Portaâs philosophical speculation is contained in the two versions of his Magia naturalis (1558, 1589), crystallized in the persona of the natural magus. Porta seeks to avoid all religious topics, as well as even the remotest hint of ceremonial magic; other than in the third book of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheimâs (1486â"1535) De occulta Philosophia, for instance, there are no instructions for prayers, fasting, or invocations (Klaassen 2013). Portaâs magic is thus less a way to improve oneâs own mind or to communicate with divine forces, and more a means to manipulate objects and human beings with crafty tricks. Porta developed this secular approach to magic in the face of ecclesiastical prosecution, for it seems that he was condemned for exercising ceremonial magic (Zambelli 2007). Portaâs magus is a decidedly male figure who unites the physical dexterity of the trickster, the experience of the alchemist, the erudition of the humanist, the astrologerâs command of mathematics, and the intuitive knowledge of the psychic medium in order to embody a superhuman, ideal man capable of manipulating everything and everybody. The magus must be talented, rich, educated, and hard-working; magic is the most noble part of philosophy for Porta (Magia 1558: bk. 1, ch. 2). Instead of a priest or metaphysician in quest of the divineâ"as in Pico della Mirandola or John Deeâ"(Harkness 1999), Portaâs magus is thus depicted as an artifex (a craftsman or mastermind) who knows how to manipulate. Bookseller Inventory # LV2213

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Magiae naturalis libri viginti: PORTA, Giov. Battista

PORTA, Giov. Battista

Published by Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes (1597)

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Item Description: Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, 1597. Rilegato. Book Condition: buono. In quibus scientiarum naturalium divitiae, et deliciae demonstratur. Iam de novo, ab omnibus mendis repurgati, in lucem prodierunt. Francofurti, Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, 1597. In-8° m. pelle ottocentesca. (36), 669, (1) pp. con alcune illustrazioni in cise in legno n.t. Carta con le usuali lievi arrossature, ma esemplare ben conservato. C' est le meilleur traité de magie pratique ou cérémonielle, et il conferme toutes les pratiques employées par les nécromanciens du Moyen Age. Il contient de fort curieux secrets sur la beauté des femmes, les teintures, les fards, les cosmétiques, etc. (Caillet). Rara edizione citata soltanto dal Graesse, Bibliotheca magica et pneumatica, p. 112. Bookseller Inventory # 000463

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Magiae naturalis, sive de miraculis rerum naturalium: PORTA (Giambattista della)

PORTA (Giambattista della)

Published by Naples, Matthias Cancer (1558)

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Item Description: Naples, Matthias Cancer, 1558. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. Aux origines de lhermétisme moderne et de la magie naturelle Première description de la chambre noire. Première édition, rare, de ce texte paradigme des savoirs de la Renaissance qui contient, entre autres, la toute première description de la chambre noire ou camera obscura, autrement dit la description du premier dispositif technique permettant la projection dune image. A linstar de son contemporain Jérôme Cardan, Porta, en réaction au modèle et à la méthode aristotélicienne, sintéresse, comme lindique le titre de louvrage, aux irrégularités, merveilles et secrets inexpliqués du monde naturel. Les quatre livres contiennent « des formules de médecine hermétique, des secrets de beauté, des recettes pour améliorer les produits du sol, des renseignements sur les teintures et les encres de sympathie, des tours de physique » (Dorbon 3731, à propos de la traduction de Rouen, 1620) ; et plus généralement, des observations sur des thèmes variés comme la géologie, loptique, la médecine, les poisons, la cuisine, la métallurgie, le magnétisme, les parfums et cosmétiques, la poudre à canon, la cryptographie, etc. « Portas first book, published in 1558 as Magiae naturalis, was a treatise on the secrets of nature, which he began collecting when he was fifteen. The secrets are arranged in four books, and the conception implied in the title is that natural magic is the perfection of natural philosophy and the highest science. This small collection of secrets constituted the basis of a twenty-book edition of the Magiae naturalis published in 1589, which is Portas bestknown work and the basis of his reputation. It is an extraordinary hodgepodge of material representing that unique combination of curiosity and credulity common in the late Renaissance. But combined with the authors insatiable desire for the marvelous and apparently miraculous is a serious attempt to define and describe natural magic and some refined application of both mathematical and experimental techniques in science. » (DSB) Bel exemplaire à lintérieur très frais dans une élégante reliure à limitation. Dorbon et Caillet ne citent que des éditions postérieures. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1493284152872

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PORTA, Jo. Baptistae.

Published by Typis Wechelianis, Hanoviae (1619)

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Item Description: Typis Wechelianis, Hanoviae, 1619. [31] 622 pp. A few engraved text illustrations. Small 8vo, contemporary limp vellum. Wellcome I, 5188. Small old theological seminary stamps on title page and verso, along with an old ink ownership signature; uniform age-toning throughout; but a very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 28658

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1589 Magiae Naturalis by Porta Magic Alchemy: PORTA, Giambattista della

PORTA, Giambattista della

Published by Neapoli, Apud Horatium Saluianum. D. D. LXXXVIIII. [1589] (1589)

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Item Description: Neapoli, Apud Horatium Saluianum. D. D. LXXXVIIII. [1589], 1589. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1589 Magiae Naturalis by Porta Magic Alchemy Poison Gunpowder Occult Witches EXCEEDINGLY RARE & IMPORTANT Folio Masterpiece One of the most impressive occult works on natural magic! Magiae Naturalis by Giambattista della Porta covers a variety of subjects including occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics, and meteorology. It was one of the first works of popular science and indeed was popular it was continually reprinted in various languages through the mid-17th-century! This 1589 Naples edition is incredibly important in that it added new observations that were not previous published. While the earlier editions focused more on ancient world learning of that of Pliny, this edition includes twenty books on geology, optics, poison, cooking, metallurgy, magnets, cosmetics and perfume, gunpowder, and invisible writing! In the preface of the 1658 English edition, Porta states, A certain Frenchman in his Book called Daemonomania, Tearms me a Magician, a Conjurer, and thinks this Book of mine, long since Printed, worthy to be burnt, because I have written the Fairies Oyntment, which I set forth oreily in detestation of the frauds of Divels and Witches; That which comes by Nature is abused by their superstition, which I borrowed from the Books of the most commendable Divines I pas over other men of the same temper, who affirm that I a Witch and a Conjurer, whereas I never write here nor elsewhere, what is not contained within the bounds of Nature. Porta describes that he is no magician, however, he does claim to know the secrets of special spells and potions. For instance, to make a man believe he has changed into a bird or beast is done by infusing mandrake, stramonium or Solanum manieum, belladonna, and henbane, into a cup of wine. According to Summers, Porta says that he has known those who on drinking this menstruum imagined themselves to be fish, endeavouring to swim; or geese, hissing and trying to peck grass, and similar idle fancies. Item number: #581 Price: $7500 PORTA, Giambattista della Io. Bapt. Portae Neapolitani Magiae naturalis libri XX. Ab ipso authore expurgati, et superaucti, in quibus scientiarum naturalium divitiae, et delitiae demonstrantur. Neapoli, Apud Horatium Saluianum. D. D. LXXXVIIII. [1589] Details: Collation complete with all pages: [8]; 303 - folio References: curiously not in Adams; EDIT 16; Montague Summers, The Werewolf in Lore and Legend; Binding: Fine leather; tight and secure Language: Latin Size: ~11.75in X 8.5in (30cm x 22cm) Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide and no example in auction records for many decades. Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 581 Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1494856406631

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