MICROSCOPIUM BASILII VALENTINI, sive Commentariolum et Cribrellum über den Groben Kreuzapfel der Welt , ein Euphoriston der ganzen Medicin, Ex Theoria et Praxi Grauinii COMPOSUIT ANT. JOSEPHUS KIRCHWEGER... ein Compendium der ganzen... und Physica Hermetica Concentratum ein Werk, so noch nie gesehen worden, höchst nützlich zur Praxi und der jetzigen Welt höchst nöthig ...

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Berlin: no publisher, 1790. FIRST (and only) EDITION. Rebound in a sturdy cloth with marbled end papers; interior remains near original state with bright printing throughout; A FINE COPY with all edges deckled. 172 pages. Octavo. In Bolton (996) and Ferguson (Vol. I, 470) as reported by Duveen 323; Bruning 5485; Neu 2159; Rosenthal 489; Wellcome III, 397, but not in Caillet. Text in German. The author is best known for his "Aurea Catena Homeri", (1723). Kirchweger seeks to expand the theories proffered by Valentine that antimony harbors an universal panacea. Manceviece says: "Kirchweger, in this collection of pharmaceutical and alchemical studies, wants to prove that preparations of antimony (whose knowledge he owes to Basilius Valentinus) can create a panacea. In this respect, Kirchweger was still very much influenced by the ideas of the Rosecrucians. Goethe was himself influenced by these writings during his own early period of alchemical experimentation. The author also wrote a number of other works in the fields of chemistry and alchemy."Octavo. (Item ID: 13270)

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