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    Joachim Polemann. ...Novum Lumen Medicum, In welchem Die vortrefliche und hochnothige Lehre des hochbegabten Philosophi Helmontii von dem hohen Geheimnis des Sulphuris Philosophorum. Aus getreuen wolmeynendem Gemuthe gegen die Unwissenden und Irrenden/ wie auch aus mitleidendem Hertzen gegen die Krancken/ grundlichen erklaret wird. Amsterdam: Henricus Betkius, 1660. Krown & Spellman retail: $1250. Second Edition. 12mo. A-K12,L6. [6], 245,[1]p. Modern full red morocco, blind paneled, spine banded, title gilt; text block cockled, lower outer corner off first two leaves (no text affected), minor stains. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Polemann's theme is the mystery of sulphur of the philosopher's in alchemy.  Polemann was a Silesian physican and mystic at Amsterdam and friend of Laurentius de Geer, P. Figulus, and Comenius and a correspondent with Robert Boyle. Polemann apparently was in England in the 1650s. This work achieved some fame and went through several editions as well as being translated in the 17th century into English. VD 17 39:116928M. STCN 166012 (2 copies). Bruning 2024. Ferguson II,210.

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