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Alchemy/Mineralogy. BACON. Historia Vitae et Mortis.

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Alchemy/Mineralogy. BACON. Historia Vitae et Mortis.
 BACON, Francis. Historia Vitae et Mortis. Amsterdam, Ravesteyn, 1663

In-16mo, mm. 135x75; contemporary full vellum binding; pp. 201, [46, 1 b.]; woodcut vignette on titlepage, ornamental headpieces and initials. Traces of humidity on the first leaves, tear on page 44.

Rare edition. Work alchemical interest, which properly concerns the art of prolonging human life, the study of metals and properties of gems. There are also chapters on Gallic disease, wine, opium, and teeth. It was printed by Ravensteyn, in continuation of other works by Bacon published in the same years by Lodewijk Elzevier in Amsterdam. Gibson, n. 151; Ars Medica for Saecula, n. 46; Willems, Les Elevier, n. 1719 and 1157.
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