Description: MAGIC -- NAUDE, G. Apologie pour les grands hommes soupçonnez de magie. Amst., P. Humbert, 1712. (18), 470 pp. W. engr. front. Fine cont. cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt back & red label. (Stamp on ti., slightly browned/foxed, else fine). Naude (1600-53) father of French bibliography, physician, librarian to Richelieu and to Mazarin, wrote this defense of great men of the past who were falsely accused of magic. Naude defends, among others, Agrippa, Merlin, Nostradamus, Roger Bacon, Michael Scot, and Paracelsus. - Graesse IV, 650; Brunet VI, 22; Caillet, 7923.
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