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THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMICAL WRITINGS OF PARACELSUS 2 Volumes in Slipcase (New Hyde Park, 1967)

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THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMICAL WRITINGS OF PARACELSUS 2 Volumes in Slipcase (New Hyde Park, 1967)

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THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMICAL WRITINGS OF PARACELSUS 2 Volumes in Slipcase (New Hyde Park, 1967)

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Paracelsus (edited with a biographical preface, elucidatory notes, Hermetic vocabulary and index by Arthur Edward Waite). The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus the Great (now for the first time translated into English) In Two Volumes. New Hyde Park: University Books Inc., [1967]. 

Reprint. A complete reproduction of the original published in 1894. Hardcover. Quarto. Two Volumes. Black and grey cloth over red cloth covered boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine. Top edges stained red. In original cardboard slipcase. Black end papers. Frontispiece to each volume. Limited edition of 1000 total sets (500 each for the United States and the British Commonwealth). This is an unnumbered set. xxiv + 394, viii + 396 pages. Both volumes are in fine condition. These are rarely found in the original slipcase - this one has some edge and corner wear, plus a lightly erased pencil line along top of case. It remains in very good condition.

 

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Volume one deals with Hermetic Chemistry: The Coelum Philosophporum, or Book of Vexations, The Book Concerning the Tincture of the Philosophers, The Gradations of Metals, The Treasure of Treasures for Alchemists, Concerning the Transmutations of Metals and Cements, The Aurora of the Philosophers, Concerning the Spirits of the Planets, The Economy of Minerals, The Composition of Metals, The Nine Books Concerning the Nature of Things, The Paracelsic Method of Extracting Mercury from all the Metals, The Sulphur of the Metals, The Crocus of the Metals, or the Tincture, The Philosophy of Theophrastus - Concerning the Generations of the Elements (4 books), plus appendices which include the Vatican Manuscript of Paracelsus: A Short Catechism of Alchemy, The Manual of Paracelsus, and more. 

Volume Two deals with Hermetic Medicine and Hermetic Philosophy: HERMETIC MEDICINE: The Archdioxies of Theophrastus Paracelsus (10 books), The Manual or Treatise Concerning the Medicinal Philosophic Stone, A Book Concerning Long Life, The Book Concerning Renovation and Restoration, A Little Book Concerning the Quintessence, Alchemy: The Third Column of Medicine, Concerning the Degrees and Compositions of Recipes and of Natural Things in Alchemy (5 Books), Concerning the Preparations in Alchemical Medicine (5 Treatises), The Alchemical Process and Preparation of the Spirit of Vitriol, The Alchemist of Nature, HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY SECTION: The Philosophy Addressed to the Athenians (3 Books), Hermetic Astronomy(Interpretation of the Stars, The End of the Birth and the Consideration of the Stars), plus appendices which include: Concerning the Three Prime Essences, A Book Concerning Long Life (4 books), and a Short Lexicon of Alchemy, explaining the chief Terms used by Paracelsus and other Hermetic Philosophers.