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Aurea catena Homeri, id est concatenata naturae historia physico-chymica Latina civitate donata notisque illustrata a Ludovico Favrat. by  Anton KIRCHWEGER - Hardcover - 1763 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

Aurea catena Homeri, id est concatenata naturae historia physico-chymica Latina civitate donata notisque illustrata a Ludovico Favrat.

by KIRCHWEGER, Anton

Condition: Near Fine


1763 ALCHEMY Aurea Catena Homeri Golden Chain of Homer Occult Metaphysics Latin

"Holds the key to Alchemy!" (Gardner)

'The Golden Chain of Homer', or 'Aurea Catena Homeri', is one of the most important works of alchemy and heretics of the 18th-century. Originally written in 1723, this work was a study into the school of practical metaphysics with heavy influence from the alchemical tradition (Heym). Heym further states that this book is "one of the most logical and readable books among a hundred books more less absurdly speculative."

During a time when alchemy was finally being proven a pseudo-science, Anton Kirchweger wrote this 'final attempt' to combat new scientific thinking that was prevalent throughout Western Europe in hopes of preserving alchemy as a truth. He describes experiments used in alchemical studies using simple ingredients found in the earth and water.

This 1763 second edition was a reissue of Ludwig Favrat's Latin edition and features a printing of Favrat's own thesis at the end.

Item number: #7169

Price: $1500

KIRCHWEGER, Anton

Aurea catena Homeri, id est concatenata naturae historia physico-chymica Latina civitate donata notisque illustrata a Ludovico Favrat.

Francofurti, Lipsiae, sumtu Knochii et Eslingeri, 1763.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o xx, 630, [46]

o 1 engraving – diagram of 'Golden Chain'

· References: Heym, The 'Aurea Catena Homeri'; Gardner, A Catalogue of Works on Occult Sciences no. 158;

o Gardner: "It is a very important book and considered by many to hold the key to Alchemy."

· Language: Latin

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~7in X 4.25in (17.5cm x 11cm)

· An exceedingly rare book with no editions found for sale worldwide!

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7169
  • Title: Aurea catena Homeri, id est concatenata naturae historia physico-chymica Latina civitate donata notisque illustrata a Ludovico Favrat.
  • Author: KIRCHWEGER, Anton
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lipsiae, sumtu Knochii et Eslingeri
  • Place: Francofurti
  • Date published: 1763
  • Keywords: 1763 ALCHEMY Aurea Catena Homeri Golden Chain of Homer Occult Metaphysics Latin rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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