The Hermetic and alchemical writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus the Great. Now for the first time faithfully translated into English. Edited with a biographical preface, elucidatory notes, a copious Hermetic vocabulary, and index, by Arthur Edward Waite.Author: Paracelsus, the Great Title: The Hermetic and alchemical writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim, called Paracelsus the Great. Edited with a biographical preface, elucidatory notes, a copious Hermetic vocabulary, and index, by Arthur Edward Waite Publication: London: James Elliott & Co. Description: First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. Xvi, 394; viii, 396,  ads; original maroon cloth stamped in gilt on upper covers and spine; hinges starting in volume 2 and partially cracked in volume 1; pages toned; all else very good. Volume 1: Hermetic chemistry; volume 2: Hermetic medicine and Hermetic philosophy. Paracelsus was born in 1493, the son of a physician who possessed a great library and who to him was a profound influence. A physician himself, he upheld caballistic and pharmaceutical doctrines and promoted always, often in the face of severe criticism, the forward progress of medicine. Rulon-Miller Books buys and sells rare, fine and unusual books in many fields, with an emphasis on language, early and unusual printing, voyages and travel, archives, and appraisal services.
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