LOT 576

[Occultism] Miracula chymica et misteria medica

Libris quinque enucleta [sic], quorum sumam pagina versa exhibet. Studio & Opera Philippi Mulleri (...). Philipp Müller. (Wittenberg), Laurens Seuberlich for Clemens Berger, 1611, (24),189 p., title printed in red and black and with woodcut vignette, 12 woodcuts of chemical instruments and retorts in the text, old plain boards, 12mo, in modern board dropback box w. mor. letterpiece on spine.

Leaf E1 dam. in lower outer corner (restored), with some loss of text; occas. sm. marg. defects and some staining; sl. browned. Boards and spine sl. dam. Acceptable copy from the library of P.H. Boeckler , with his heraldic engr. bookplate on upper pastedown; below the bookplate an old owner's entry in pen: "A.J.F. Vigueron, D. Medecin (...)." Poggendorf II, col. 221. Very rare second edition (first: 1610) of this intriguing small work by Philipp Müller (1585-1659), professor of mathematics in Leipzig, known for his publications on mathematics and astronomy, especially on comets. The work was very successful and went through at least 8 editions up until 1659.

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