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    Jacob Boehme. Optime de Pietate et Sapientia meriti... Amsterdam & Frankfurt-am-Main, 1675.


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    Jacob Boehme [Bohme]. Optime de Pietate et Sapientia meriti...oder Jacob Bohmens von alt Seidenburg Theosophische Schrifften... Amsterdam & Frankfurt-am-Main: Henrick Betkius, 1675.

    First Ammersbach edition, second collected edition. Quarto. Fifteen parts in one volume. )(4.A-2K4;[2]A-[2]F4;[3]A-[3]E4;[4]A-[4]D4.[4]E2;4,[5]A-Q4,R2;[5]A-[5]D4;a-s4;[6]A-[6]I4,[6]K2; [7]A-[7]4,[7]Q2; [8]A-[8]B4; [9]A-[9]C4,[9]D2. [8], 32, 8, 264,[8], 48, 40, 36, 132, 32, 118,16,76, 124, 16, and 28 pages. Contemporary calf, blind rules on covers, spine banded with gilt crowns; head-cap defective, cracks in hinges; gilt and rose block-printed endpapers; browning; old owner's names on endpapers; "Naffzger" on title page, some light dampstains, small corner excised on last leaf and back fly leaf (close to text with no real text loss). Two folding tables (small tear in fold). Otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Jacob Böhme (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 Böhme's works and ideas.

    Contains: Schutz-Rede wider G. Richter; Sendschreiben E. Hegenitii; Der Weg zu Christo; Mysterium Magnum; Vier Complexionen; Was ein Christ sey; Von Christi Testamenten; Von Christi Testament de Hl. Tauffe; Von Sechs Puncien; Von der Vermischeten Welt; Clavis oder Schlussel; Q. Kuhlmans :J. B.'s CL. Weissagungen Neubegeisterer Boehme; Dreif. Leben; Gesprach einer hungerigen Seelen.        

    VD17 23:240076R. Dunnhaupt I,677; 2.1. Buddecke 10. STCN 167504. Goedecke III,30:32. Calvor 75,6.

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