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    Cohausen, Johann Heinrich. Hermippus Redivivus: Or, the Sage's Triumph Over Old Age and the Grave. Wherein, A Method is Laid down for Prolonging the Life and Vigour of Man. Including, A Commentary upon an Antient Inscription, in which this great Secret is revealed; supported by numerous authorities. The Whole Interspersed With a great Variety of remarkable, and well attested Relations. The Second Edition carefully corrected and much enlarged. London: for J. Nourse, 1749. 8vo. [¹4], A-P8, Q4. [8], 1-248p. Quarter modern calf, banded, red label with gilt lettering on spine. Green marbled boards. Slight offsetting on title page, otherwise a nice copy. Second "enlarged" edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $500


    More Information: Enlarged edition of Cohausen's work on hermetic philosophy. Cohausen (1655-1750) was a physician in Hildesheim who was noted for his satiric sense of humor. He wrote works against the use of snuff and another against tea.  The translator was a friend of Dr. Johnson's who called this book a "very entertaining account of the hermetic philosophy and as furnishing a curious history of the extravagances of the human mind." His method involves the inspiration of the breath of young girls.

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    October, 2014
    23rd Thursday
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