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    [Featured Lot] Morgenstern, Philip (Pseudonym), editor. Turba Philosophorum, Das ist, Das Buch von der guldenen Kunst, die sie sonst Chymia nennen, verschiem dene Schriften: als da sind, Morieni Romani, Von den Metakkischen Dingen, und von, der verborgenen und hochsten Arzney der alten, Philosophorum, nebst andern Auctoribus. Vienna: John Paul Kraus, 1750. 8vo. )( - )()(2, 3)(1, A-2T8, 2U4. (1), (10), 680p. Contemporary calf, worn and rubbed, font hinge and spine repaired with dyed paper, some worm holed to spine and hinges. Gilted spine with paper title label, marbled edges. First part of book with browning. Volume one only (of two). Vignette on title page of lion eating the sun. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $850


    More Information: Morgenstern may be, and most likely is, a pseudonym. This is a translation of the Ars Aurifera of 1593 or 1610.This volume contains 24 alchemical tracts. The Ars Auriferae was one of the chief collections of alchemical treatises.  Jung made extensive use of the 1593 edition.

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