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LACINIUS, Janus. Praeciosa ac nobilissima artis chymiae collectanea de occultissimo ac praeciosissimo Philosophorum lapide. 1554.

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LACINIUS, Janus. 

Praeciosa ac nobilissima artis chymiae collectanea de occultissimo ac praeciosissimo Philosophorum lapide. 

Norimberga, Gabriel Hayn, 1554.

8vo (199x134 cm), (8)-124 leavesOne fullpage alchemical woodcut.  binding : Modern quarter limp vellum, flat spine, sprinkled edges. Few waterstains. Title page soiled. 

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FIRST EDITION of this practical guide to alchemy. Lacinius's Pretiosa margarita novella de thesauro, ac pretiosissimo philosophorum lapide (taken from the fourteenth-century manuscript of Petrus Bonus) had previously been published by the Aldine press in Venice in 1546, and although this collection has a similar title, the contents are somewhat different.

Lacinius may have been a pseudonym; it is thought that the author was in fact Giovanni da Crotone, a Franciscan friar from Calabria.

references: Duveen [p. 332 : "This collection seems to differ considerably from the 1546 edition. Only the last book can be clearly recognised"].

provenance: P. Mercator 1620 (ownership inscription on title).

Price : 2500 €

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