Hannover: Wilhelm Anton. Very Good. 1609. Hardcover. First edition of Khunrath's masterpiece with all the plates. (There was a 1595 edition of which there are but three extant copies; all with but four plates.) Twelve plates, including engraved Title, Frontis, nine double page plates (five rectangular, four circular) & the scarce Wise Owl plate. Two double-page tables ("amphitheatri aeternae" & "primordialiter constituunt mundum"). 60, (pp.145-146 repeat pagination but continue text with correct catch words). Following [i-xxiii] sur blanc leaves: a-h2; A-T4; V-Z4; Aa-Ee4. Infrequent peripheral dampstaining. One plate with closed tear at gutter. Rear blank endpaper replaced & rear gutter repaired; silk ties replaced. Otherwise an unsophisticated copy in the original full yapped vellum. Includes several interesting wax signature seals under the front paste-down which seem to be integral to assembly of the book (request images). One of the most important books in theosophical alchemy and occult sciences, mixing magic, natural philosophy and Christianity.; Folio ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. . (Inventory #: 1775)
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