PARACELSUS: An Introduction to Philosophical Medicine in the Era of the Renaissance.
Basel: S. Karger, 1958. FIRST EDITION. Name on flyleaf; Small binding imperfection top of rear panel where the cloth became thread bare; internals tight, and free of marking; A VERY GOOD+ COPY. Thirty six illustrations. Includes an Introduction; The Life of Paracelsus; The Philosophy of Paracelsus; Medicine; The Sources of Paracelsus (Ancient-Mediaeval-Contemporary); Final Assessment. Selected contents: The Life of Paracelsus; The Literary Remains and Short Notes on the Bibliography of Paracelsus; Paracelsus as a Figure of the Renaissance and Humanism; The Analogies between Macrocosm and Microcosm and the Role of the Stars; Man as Microcosm; Paracelsus' Conception of Time; The Elements and the Three Principles (Sulphur, Salt and Mercury); Life, Soul, Spirit, Astral Body, Air; Aetiology; Gnosticism; Neo-Platonism; Ramon Lull; Arnald of Villanova; Alchemy; Pico della Mirandola; Agrippa of Nettesheim and the 'Occult Philosophy'; Erastus' Censure of Paracelsus; Sennert's Critical Defence of Paracelsus; Was Paracelsus a scientist and scientific physician? How far was he original? The pattern of his message and wisdom. [xii], 368 pages. Small 4to. (Item ID: F3-15350)