Titelbild im Header 2 (mit Logo)
Startseite     Kataloge     Über uns     Volltextsuche     Schlagwörter     Ankauf    

Artikel 109662-01


Bild von Artikel 109662-01

109662-01  Maier, Michael.
Themis aurea, hoc est, de legibus Fraternitatis R. C. tractatus, quo earum cum rei veritate convenientia, utilitas publica & privata, nec non causa necessaria, evolvuntur & demonstrantur. (16 x 10 cm). 192 S. Mit großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel. Moderner Pergamentband im Stil der Zeit.
Frankfurt, Hoffmann für Jennis, 1618.
Erste Ausgabe dieser sehr seltenen und für die Geschichte der Rosenkreuzer außerordentlich wichtigen Schrift. "This important work contains the Laws of the R.C. Order" (Gardner). "The book is especially important as stating the medical practice of the Rosicrucians" (Duveen). - "Maier was an ardent alchemist, a follower of Paracelsus and neo-Hermetic ideas. He was... a defender of the Rosicrucian movement, and probably had a hand in the publication of the 'Fama fraternitatis' (1616). Many of his works are written in a very Rosicrucian spirit. All of Maier's treatises are written with great erudition and display substantial knowledge of mythology and ancient history. They are classic examples of the neo-Hermetic manner, having no clear chemical sense... The writings of Maier were highly valued and popular among alchemists. In the history of chemistry they represent a certain regression, however, for Maier was a fervent believer in the transmutation of metals, which was for him a synonym of the word 'chymia'" (DSB). - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Einige Blätter mit schmaler Wurmspur (teils mit geringem Buchstabenverlust). Insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 9, 23; Ferguson II, 66 (Anm.); Duveen 384 (Anm.); VD17 14:050841A; Gardner 433; Cimelia Rhodostaurotica 183; Wolfstieg 42356 ("Selten"); Caillet 7001; Brüning 1250

8.800 €