[ALARY, François]. Parnasse Assiégé (Le) ou la Guerre Declarée entre les Philosophes Anciens & Modernes.
Lyon, Antoine Boudet, 1697.
12mo (142x78 mm), (14)-140-(8) pages. binding : Contemporary full brown calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Headcap a little chipped, corners bumped.
It is only recently that the author of this rare treatise has been identified through the work of Didier Kahn. François Alary is also the author of the famous Texte d'Alchymie, et le songe-verd.
"It is a very curious effusion in which the author attemps to prove the reality of the Hermetic Science and the correctness of the views of Paracelsus" (Duveen).
references: Didier Kahn [Alchimie et paracelsisme en France. Droz. p. 498], Caillet [III, 8341], Guaita , Duveen [p. 458].
Price : 1500 €