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    Emanuel Swedenborg. De Equo Albo De Quo In Apocalypsi, Cap: XIX. et Dein De Verbo & Eius Sensu Spirituali seu Interno, ex Arcanis Coelestibus. London: [John Lewis], 1758. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. First Edition.
    4to. A-C4. 23. [1]pp. Modern leather, spine banded, title gilt on red leather, minor foxing, a few pencil underlines, minor marginal dampstain. Head-piece, vignette on title page. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Emmanuel Swedenborg led one of the most remarkable careers in the history of science and philosophy.  He mastered natural science and mathematics in his youth, writing some 150 works on scientific subjects.  He rigorously sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principles. Gradually his inquiries turned toward philosophical matters and after a profound mystical experience in 1745 he devoted his reasoning almost entirely to the interpretation of religion. The Equo Albo deals with the apocalyptic vision of the White Horse of Revelations which he experienced personally. "I have often observed when any were thinking from their understanding, that at such times they appeared as if riding on horses; their meditation was thus represented before others, they themselves not knowing it." De Verbo, not published in Emanuel Swedenborg's lifetime, presents in a short but nevertheless detailed form some key revelations concerning the Word of the Lord. In it Swedenborg discusses the natural and spiritual sense of the Word and the concept of correspondences. He also shows that the myths and legends common in Greek and other ancient literature had their origins in this concept. Hyde 1313.ESTC n347.

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