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Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae - German/Latin Edition
1560. Gently read. Near fine. Limited Edition. Number 3 of 160. The magnificent first edition of Khunrath's Amphitheatrum has always belonged to the rarest and most coveted books of Paracelsian theology, Christian Kabbalah, magic and alchemy. The reproductions of the artistically arranged texts and text images are preceded by a critical and historical study of Khunrath (ca. 1560-1605) as an important mystic of nature and the impact of his Amphitheatrum. The edition also provides a transcript and translation of the texts witin the images, an introduction to Khunrath's iconographical program as well as an extensive bibliography of his works. These are succeeded by a complete reprint of the Hanau edition (1609), with its own unique augmentation and design, including illustrations of the engravings added since the Hamburg edition. The edition also contains a reprint of Johann Arndt's Iudicium uber die 4 Figuren and a transcript of a mid-18th century German translation (based on the 1609 Hanau version), supplemented by a substantial introduction analyzing Khunrath's theosophy within the context of 18th-century piety and enlightenment. A double concordance as well as a detailed name index complete the edition. Large & heavy. Extra shipping.
Bookseller: inner*stream*books [Bothell, Washington, US]
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