Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus ~ 1910 Deluxe Edition Vintage Book~
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Rare book to find~ an Occult and Alchemical treasure from a personal collection of a family member of a Golden Dawn member.
Volume II contains writings on Hermetic medicine and Hermetic philosophy. This collection includes: The coelum philosophorum, or book of vexations, concerning the science and nature of alchemy; the book concerning the tincture of the philosophers; the aurora of the philosophers, concerning the spirits of the planets; the archidoxies; a manual or treatise concerning the medicinal philosophic stone; concerning the degrees and compositions of recipes and of natural things in alchemy; concerning preparations in alchemical medicine, and many other sections. This is a 1910 original printing.
Because of the loosened spine this book gets a poor rating, but the rest of the condition would rate a good quality. There is some wear on the hardcover edges, writing and stamp from bookstore in front piece. Someone wrote, then sadly took whiteout to the pages to try to erase the words. There is a tear on the page shown in photos and a couple pages with unknown stains. There has been cellophane tape applied to a few endpapers for unknown reasons. The pages overall are secure throughout with the exceptions of the spine that is pulled away in the later section of the book. There is a wax stain on the cover and down the text block.
We were told by a friend/colleage of a book binder that restoration was easily possible because of the overall book condition. The cover and all pages were in healthy conditions without any significant signs drying or decomposition. A good spine repair would be suggested at most which could simply be a re glue to keep prices low. They suggested having someone with the skill and knowledge of book binding to do so, as many regular epoxies and glues can further damage the materials. From a non smoking household.
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