Magic into Science the Story of Paracelsus
Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter, published in 1951. “The wonder healer and alchemist of the Renaissance whose feats led to the Faust myth– father of chemotherapy and foreshadower of modern psychiatry– outstanding, colorful figure in the transition from magic into science” “Being the true history of the troubled life, adventures, doctrines, miraculous cures, and prophesies of the most renowned, widely traveled, very learned and pious gentleman, scholar, and most highly experienced and illustrious physicus, the Honorable Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus ab Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, doctor of both medicines and professor of theology, also adept of the Holy Cabbala and expert of the alchemical art, friend of the common man and defender of liberty. He cured patients whom ordinary doctors had abandoned for doomed, and he knew wonderful elixirs that restore youth to the old.” Sections Include: The Errant Knight of Science, The Young Alchemist, Controversies of the Sixteenth Century, The Necromancer, On Nymphs, Gnomes, Giants, Incubi and Succubae, The Traveling Adept, The Elixir of Long Life, etc. etc. Hardback in original jacket with shelfwear to corners ends.
The New Pearl of Great Price
A Treatise Concerning the Treasure and Most Precious Stone of the Philosophers or the Method and Procedure of the Divine Art
Published in 1894
With observations drawn from the works of Arnoldus, Raymondus, Rhasis, Albertus, and Michael Scotus, etc. A very rare alchemical work, edited by Arthur Edward Waite, illustrated with engravings.
Sections Include: The Epigrams of Pierius Roseus and Hippolytus Fantolius Delphicus, A Form and Method of Perfecting Base Metals by Janus Lacinius, Extracts from Albertus Magnus, S. Thomas and Other Sages, Curious Investigation Concerning the Nature of the Sun and Moon, from Michael Scotus, An Excellent Introduction to the Art of Alchemy, etc.
The work has been rebacked in the last 50 years with the original embossed decorated cover and spine neatly bound into matching boards. Interior very clean and well cared for.