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Title: Les oeuvres de Iean Baptiste Van Helmont, traittant des principes de medicine et physique, pour la guerison assurée des maladies: De la traduction de M. Jean le Conte, Docteur Medecin.
Description: Lyon, Chez Iean Antoine Huguetan, & Guillaume Barbier, 1671. 4to. Title printed in red and black. W. engr. vignet o.t. Cont. full limp vellum, w. light brown mor. title shield, giltlettered. W. woodc. head- and tailpieces. (Author's name in ink at top of spine; binding some soiling, wrinkled, stain on upper cover). [ã4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ddd2]. (F2 signed G2; Ff2 signed Gg2). (VIII, 396 pp.).(Visible medium browning and spotting / foxing throughout). (pp. 300 to end lower righthand corner a small vague watersp.). Second edition 1671, unchanged title imprint of the 1670 edition. Only a new titlepage was inserted. DSB VI, 253/9: Partington II, 209/42: Thorndike VII, 219/40: van Helmont (1579-1644) '... was the most original alchemical or iatrochemical writer of the first half of the 17th century, in fact the most so since Paracelsus' (Thorndike). He coined the word 'gas'. After his death , his son published his papers in 'Ortus medicinae' (Amsterdam, 1648). of which this is a partial French translation in its second ed. [First published the year before in 1670]. Jean le Conte, of whom nothing seems to be known, attempted to obtain the fire of copper extolled by Van Helmont (Partington 240): Krivatsy 5440:

Keywords: physiology 17th c history science iatrochemistry alchemy Toon

Price: EUR 850.00 = appr. US$ 923.82 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 5950