|Dimensions||24 × 17 × 4 cm|
Publisher, Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series xxviii, 1969, pp. lxxii + 290 + 148 b/w illustrations.
hardback with dj, 1/4 bound black book-cloth spine with gilt title and green book-cloth boards with gilt Bollingen logo.
Condition, Used – Good, Ex-library with very few internal library marks, otherwise a good clean copy. The cover is bright, the dj is complete apart from a small tear to the the lower spine.
The enigmatic sixteenth-century Swiss physician and natural philosopher called Paracelsus is known for his remarkable achievements in the development of science, and for his reputation as a visionary sorcerer and alchemist. This richly illustrated anthology presents in modernized language a selection of the thoughts of a man who was not only a self-willed genius but also in many ways a humble seeker after truth. The importance of Paracelsus lies in the link which he provides between medieval and scientific thought. In this readable anthology a full picture of the man and his thought is presented. . . in the form of a cleverly constructed mosaic of direct quotations from the fifteen volumes of his collected works.
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