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    [Featured Lot] Clinge, Franz. Ein Richtiger Wegweiser zu der Einigen Warheit in Erforschung der verborgenen Heimligkeiten der Natuhr. [bound with:] Antwort an Theodorum Candidum, Wegen des Cluvers fameuse Charteque wider den Wegweiser zur einigen Warheit in Erforschung der verborgenen Heimlichkeiten der Natur. Berlin: Rudiger, 1701. 8vo. 2 vols in 1. ¹1, )(4, A2-8, B-G8,I8, K4; A-E8. [8],154; [80]p. Contemporary vellum, duplicate stamp of the Univesity Library of Halle, lower corner of front cover opened; light browning and foxing, second work trimmed closely at bottom margin, a few corners bent, from the Apelschen Bibliothek in Ermlitz. Lacks frontispiece (facsimile laid-in). First Editions. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $875

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    Clinge, a lawyer, a resident of Berlin, and a privy councillor of Mecklenberg.  "Clinge was a Prussian privy-councillor, but I have failed to get any details about him... The author of the Jungfer Alchymia speaks of him as excellent, and says no one has better insight into the composition of the metals than he, and I order to silence caroing critics quotes a long passage from Clinge's reply. Kopp merely mentions the 'Richtiger Wegweiser' as by a Franz Clinge and adds that it must have been reviewed by a certain Culver, probably Detlef Culver of Schleswig, because of Cling's published reply thereto." He also wrote, according to Ferguson, 'Freywillige Einladung zur Anweisung in der wahren Chymie oder Philosophia hermetica,'1712, and 'Nutzliche Anweisung...uber Basil Valentine Chymische Schrifften' in Philosophisches Licht und Schatte, 1738.

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    November, 2014
    6th Thursday
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