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GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph.
Arca thesauris opulentia, sive appendix generalis omnium librorum hactenus editorum, ... in decem centurias distributum [= prima centuria]. [Vol. 2:] Opulenti thesauri, et arcae thesaurariae ... centuria secunda.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1660-1661. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. Later boards covered with marbled paper, later printed title on spine.
190, [2]; 149 pp.First edition of the Latin translation of the first edition in the original German: Reicher Schatz- und Sammelkasten oder Appendix generalis, published by Janssonius in the same year. It summarizes the contents all of Glauber's works published to that date, in 200 chapters. Although the title-page was supposed to cover ten “centurias”, only these two were published until 1668 (the drop-titles and running heads indicat the prima or secunda centuria), when the third, fourth and fifth were published together in a single volume of only 87 pages.With the bookplate of D.A. Wittop Koning and a few marginal annotations. Some browning and spotting throughout, otherwise in good condition.l Gugel 15, vol. 2 (cf. no. 14); Krivatsy 4806; STCN (8 & 6 copies).
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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