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Athanasius KIRCHER

Sphinx Mystagoga.

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Athanasius KIRCHER
Sphinx Mystagoga.
 
KIRCHER, Athanasius. Sphinx Mystagoga, sive Diatribe Hierogliphica, qua Mumiae, ex Memphiticis Pyramidum adytis erutae, e non ita pridem in Galliam trasmissae, justa veterum Hieromystarum mentem, intentionemque,piena fidee extra exhibetur Interpretatio.
Amstelodami, ex officina Janssonio-Wesbergiana, 1676, 
 
Folio, mm. 345x224. Contemporary full leather binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine. Pp. 16 including Half title and title page, 72, 6 of Index. 5 copper plates, many woodcut illustrations in the text. Binding with defects, sign of wear, restoration on half title and title page with slight loss, defects, tears on plates, uniform browning, unsophisticated copy.