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von Nettesheim, Agrippa and Heinrich Cornelius
The vanity of arts and sciences
R. Everingham, London, 1694. Half-leather binding with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper boards and endsheets. [18] 368 pp. Ex-library. German occultist Cornelius Agrippa's polemic against/satire of contemporary scholars. In this volume Agrippa argues that the search for knowledge is futile. Considered significant for its role in the revival of Pyrrhonic skepticism. Said to have been influential to Montaigne, Descartes, and Goethe. VG, signs of rubbing on case, corners worn, foxing, markings and old repair on back of title page, hinges somewhat loose, otherwise clean especially considering age [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA [Marietta, PA, U.S.A.]

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