LEXICON ALCHEMIAE, SIVE DICTIONARIUM ALCHEMISTICUM, CUM OBSCURIORUM VERBORUM, & RERUM HERMATICARUM, TUM THEOPHRAST - PARACELSICARUM PHRASIUM, PLANAM EXPLICATIONEM CONTINENS....

Frankfurt: Cura ac sumtibus Zachariae Palthenii, 1612. [4], 471 [i.e. 487 (due to many errors in numbering in the late portion of the text)],[1 (blank)]pp. Small quarto. Slightly later plain full calf (visible waste sheets from an English astronomical gazette used in the binding are for the year 1635). Alchemical device on title, two marginal woodcuts, several tables (leaf M1 folded at fore-edge to accommodate the over extension of the table on that leaf). Crown of spine has shallow loss, bookplate scar on front pastedown, front free binder's endsheet almost detached, text block considerably browned (as usual for this title), 3N4 has a short, clean tear in from the margin, some occasional marginal discoloration, occasional spotting; still, a good copy. Item #WRCLIT35327

First edition of this very substantial lexicon, compiled by the physician to Emperor Rudolph II and lecturer at the gymnasium at Lauingen in Swabia. "He was in favor of Parcelsus' reforms, but he dealt greatly in secret remedies, especially in emetics..." - Ferguson. "This lexicon is very full, less mystical and more practical than some later ones. Useful in explaining early terminology" - Bolton. DUVEEN, p. 520. FERGUSON II:302. BOLTON I:1041.

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Alchemical Lexicon