Chymische Schrifften. Hamburg, Samuel Zeyls, 1717. 3 parts in a high volume in-8, half vellum with small corners, ink title on the back (modern binding).
New edition of the works of this important alchemist, in the translation by Benedict Nicolaus Petraus originally published in 1677 (cf. Caillet, n°799).
Beautiful frontispiece drawn by Mattheus Scheits and engraved by Melchior Haffner, featuring a portrait of the author in a medallion holding a retort and below it an animated representation of the alchemical cave in an ornamented cartouche with two winged angel heads, and 19 (out of 20) intaglio plates representing alchemists, allegorical and symbolic figures, stoves, cornues, etc.
Copy with many underlined in pen, from the Richard M. Meyer library (ex-libris).
Browning over the entire volume, due to the quality of the paper. A little short title in full length with the last line of the address and the cut date.
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