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    Jacob Boehme [Bohme]. Libri Apologetici oder Schutz-Schriften wieder Balthsar Tilken einen Schlesischen von Adel...Antistiefelius, Oder Bedencken über Esaiae Stiefels...Apologia contra Gregorium Richter oder Schutz-Rede...
    Informatorium Novissimorum oder Unterricht von den Letzten Seiten an Paul Kaeym.
    [Leiden?] N.p., 1730. Krown & Spellman retail: $300. Leiden edition. 8vo. 3 pts in 1 vol. ¹2,A-2D8,2E4. [2],440pp. Contemporary calf, banded, spine gilt, title-label, edges red. Emblematic t.p., text cut. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    Jacob Bohme (1575-1624), German visionary and founder of the Behmenist sects, was a master shoemaker and amateur chemist who claimed to have received visions from the Holy Spirit on at least three striking occasions.  At first and at the insistence of the clergy, he refrained from recording his revelations, but eventually he succumbed to his experiences and poured out a wealth of books, many of them in the last five years of his life.  His works were immensely popular in England, and it has been noted that much of Quaker doctrine borrows from Bohme's works and ideas.

    "Bohme's writing shows the influence of Neoplatonist and alchemical writers such as Paracelsus, while remaining firmly within a Christian tradition. He has in turn greatly influenced many anti-authoritarian and mystical movements, such as the Religious Society of Friends, the Philadelphians, the Gichtelians, the Society of the Woman in the Wilderness, the Ephrata Cloister, the Harmony Society, the Zoarite Separatists, Martinism, and Christian theosophy. Bohme's disciple and mentor, the Liegnitz physician Balthasar Walther, who had travelled to the Holy Land in search of magical, kabbalistic and alchemical wisdom, also introduced kabbalistic ideas into Bohme's thought.[9] Bšhme was also an important source of German Romantic philosophy, influencing Schelling in particular.[10] In Richard Bucke's 1901 treatise Cosmic Consciousness, special attention was given to the profundity of Bohme's spiritual enlightenment, which seemed to reveal to Bohme an ultimate nondifference, or nonduality, between human beings and God. Bohme is also an important influence on the ideas of the English Romantic poet, artist and mystic William Blake." [Wkpd]     Dünnhaupt 391;6,VIII. Buddecke 4. Bruning 4064. Heyse 847-51. Jantz I,543ff.

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