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    Gabriel Naude. Apologie Pour Tous Les Grands Personnages qui ont este faussement soupconnez de Magie. The Hague: Adriaen Vlacq, 1653. Krown & Spellman retail: $1250. 8vo. *8, 2)(4, A-2T8. [24],640,607-615, [1],[22]p. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, spine gilt, lacks title-piece, chip from head of spine, joints rubbed; bookplate on front past-down and blind-stamps of the Earls of Macclesfield on the title page, quote from Pierre Gassendi on f.f.e.p., marginal wormtrack heavier in gatherings 2E-2F (no text loss), occasional browning but a nice copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Naude (1600-53) father of French bibliography, physician, librarian to Richelieu and to Mazarin, wrote this defense of great men of the past who were falsely accused of magic. He separates magic into four categories; Divine which is beyond human control, White which includes which is under the aegis of religion, Black which includes witchcraft and is illicit, and Natural which includes astronomy, astrology, chemistry, alchemy, geomancy, and other arts which are unobjectionable. Naude defends, among others, Agrippa, Merlin, Nostradamus, Roger Bacon, Michael Scot, and Paracelsus. STCN 165308. Graesse IV,650. Brunet VI,22.  Yves-Plessis 1647.Blake 320. Engel 31.Coumont N5.4. Cantamessa 3096.

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    April, 2015
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