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Lot 2: [Alchemy] Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
  • [Alchemy]  Valentinus' Order of St. Benedict, 1657
   
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Description: Valentine, Basil. BASILIUS VALENTINUS FRIAR OF THE ORDER OF ST. BENEDICT / HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. WHICH HE HIMSELF, BEING ALONE, HID UNDER A TABLE OF MARBLE BEHINDE THE HIGH-ALTAR OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH… WHEREIN HE SUFFICIENTLY DECLARETH THE WAYES HE WROUGHT TO OBTAIN THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE.... London, 1657. Small 8vo (5.5" x 3.5".) [24], 175, [7], 40, [2], 25, [3], 21, [3], 9, [3], 23, [1] pp. Note that ESTC and OCLC collate an imperfect reproduction with leaves immediately after page 175 not filmed (which they indicate as "9+"); the 7 leaves following page 175 are here complete, with all M and N signatures present, bound in 8s. Early full calf, front hinge cracked but board secure, lacking title label, upper spine compartment chipped, some chipping and loss to edges, front blank with 19th c. owner's signature in ink, some worming near gutter in places with some loss, upper margins cropped with several headlines and page-numbers shaved or removed, else clean overall and Very Good. ***************************************************** The scarce first edition in English of these chemical and alchemical writings by Valentinius (pseudonym, possibly for Johann Tholde.) [Wing B1015]

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