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Catalogue of Antiquarian Books (before 1700)

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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V71507

Author Etzlerus,Augustus (August Etzler)
Title ISAGOGE PHYSICO-MAGICO-MEDICA in qua Signaturae non paucorum Vegetabilium et Animalium .. depinguntur, ex quibus Mundi superioris Astralis, cum inferiori Elementali .. mirabilisque & occulta Sympathia et Anthipathia rerum manifeste elucescunt. OPUSCULUM lectu jucundum .. Authore Augusto Etzlero Albimontano
PlacePub Argentinae (Strassburg)
Publisher Caspar Dietzel
Date 1631
Illustrations Large winged figure carrying set square and a bridle as printer's mark on titlepage.
Description Small octavo newer brown cloth with new endpapers. Bookplate of Thorwald Dethlefsen (astrologist b.1946) on front and Kawwana on rear endpaper, small purple inkstamp of Woinrich Trünker on back of titlepage. Titlepage +[4]pp Dedication +176pp +[8]pp Index up to Scabies so Lacks final leaf (A-M in 8's but lacking M8). Gutter margin tightly bound but entirely readable. Fore-edge margin a bit cropped touching 1st letter of side notes on about 12 leaves, with more serious loss to 3 pages of Index. *A very interesting description of the supposed influence Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury & the Moon have on disease & medicine. Discusses herbs, animals and how men born under these signs exhibit characteristic traits. Metals belonging to each planetary sign, illnesses & morbidity associated with each - eg. Venereal disease (Venus) and lunacy (the Moon). A rare volume only found in the British Library and Oxford's Bodleian - not in Auction records since 1970's.
Booknumber V71507
Price Price: GBP 460.00 or USD 593.00
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