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    Stariz (Staricius), Johann August. Neu-vermehrter Helden-Schatz, Das ist naturkundliches Bedencken Uber und bey Vulcqnischer auch naturlch-magischer Fabrefaction und Zubereitung der affen das beruhmten Helden Achillis in Griechen-land... Frankfurt am Main & Leipzig: N.p., 1734. 8vo. )(4,A-2E8,2D4 [2D4 blank]. [8],452,[30]p. Nineteenth-century half calf over decorated paper boards, title-label, front hinge cracked,bookplate of Hans Schlesch, with other old owner's signatures, lacks front endpapers. Lacks frontispiece, text cuts. Sixth edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $450


    More Information: Staricius (fl 1609-1622) His book, which was quite popular and went through several editions, is on magic in war.  "Wartime magic & technology in a wild mixture of the practical & the superstitious, with much folklore & learned lore, ranging from Achilles to the Hšrnin Seyfried, from the Meistersinger to Joh. Fischart, from Knittelverse to Alexandrines...employing the symbol of the natural-magical fabrication of the arms of armor of Achilles & ranging from protective talismans & spells to practical recipes & technical directions."

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    November, 2014
    6th Thursday
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