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    Johann Jungken. I. N. J. Chymia Experimentalis Curiosa, Ex Principiis Mathematicis demonstrata.... [1681].

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    Johann Helfrich Jungken. I. N. J. Chymia Experimentalis Curiosa, Ex Principiis Mathematicis demonstrata; qua Ex Triplici Regno, Remedia generosiora à Neotericis & aliis hactenus inventa fideliter exhibentur: Adjunctis Singulariorum Remediorum Formulis, adversus omnes tam internos quam externos corporis affectus. Frankfurt: Jan Andriesz Cloeting for Hermann von Sand, 1681. First edition. Octavo. )o(8, )o()o(4, A-3K8,3L4 [3L2-4 blanks]. [22], 898 pages. Engraved title-page of alchemical laboratory by Johann Philipp Aubry cut to plate and mounted on rear of front free endpaper, full-page plate of apparatus facing page 28. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine banded, gilt, title in gilt on red leather label. Binding somewhat worn, tear at foot of spine, bookplates and embossed stamp of Macclesfield library (see extended description below), old owner's names on title-page inked over, edge browning. Overall, a good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Jungken (1648-1726), studied at Marpurg and then Heildelberg and graduated in medicine in 1671. "He went to Switzerland and in 1675 was appointed court physician to the Duke of Birkenfeld. In 1677 he left on account of the war and became physician of Count Witgenstein. He left for Frankfurt in 1680 and travelled with Count von Hohenloh the Imperial Ambassador. He next spent three years in Speyer, and afterwards settled at Frankfort in 1689..."[Ferguson]

    "The Curious Experimental Chemistry... observes the division into animal kingdom, vegetables, minerals and metals; then adds another part on medicaments or methodus medendi...I noted a passage on how to make artificial gems, five pages of panaceas, and that the final medical section, which is longer than the other five put together, closes with astrological observations." [Thorndike]

    The famous scientific library of the Earls of Macclesfield formed on the collections of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749).

    VD 17 23:241505P. Bruning 2481. Krivatsy/NLM 6300. Wellcome III, 370. Partington II, 303. Ferguson I, 445. Duveen 314 (1683 ed.). Ferguson, Glasgow, 358. OCLC: 6772139 & OCLC: 44828092. Neville I,706 (later ed.)

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