Raimundi Lulii maiorici philosophi acutissimi, mediciq[ue] celeberrimi, De secretis naturae siue quinta essentia libri duo : his accesserunt, Alberti Magni summi philosophi, De mineralibus & rebus metallicis libri quin[que] ; quae omnia solerti cura repurgata rerum naturae studiosis recens publicata sunt per M. Gualtherum H. Ryff, Argentinensem, medicum

  • 1541
Argentorati: Apud Balthassarum Beck
  • Adaptation of: Johannes, de Rupescissa, approximately 1300-approximately 1365. Liber de consideratione quintae essentiae omnium rerum.
  • "The central work of the pseudo-Lullian alchemical corpus is the Liber de secretis naturae seu de quinta essentia. Written before the beginning of the fifteenth century, as the manuscript tradition clearly shows, [it] consists of a collection of materials, mostly from the Liber de consideratione quintae essentiae of John of Rupescissa, whch makes 1351-2 the terminus post quem for its composition. Its text varies considerably in manuscripts and printed editions, and we do not possess a vulgate nor a fortiori a critical edition."--M. Pereira, The alchemical corpus attributed to Raymond Lull (1989), page 11; also page 77, section I.39 of catalogue, listing this edition ("Strassburg 1541") and noting that all printed editions are incomplete.

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Other titles
Raymundi Lullii maiorici philosophi acutissimi
De secretis naturae siue quinta essentia libri duo
De mineralibus
Date
1541
Publisher
Argentorati: Apud Balthassarum Beck
Language
Latin
Description of Original
4 unnumbered pages, 183 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 17 cm
Location of Original
University of Wisconsin—Madison. Libraries. Department of Special Collections : Vault Duveen D 1041
For Staff
METS

Available Contents

  1. [Cover]
  2. [Title Page]
  3. [Dedication] Philippo Imssero mathematico
  4. Praefatio
  5. Liber primus
  6. [Liber primus.] Pars secunda. Quae docet estrahere quintam essentiam a plantis, & primo a vino
  7. Secundus liber. De remediis ultimatis generalibus ad commodum corporis nostri conditus
  8. Alberti Magni […] De mineralibus & rebus metallicis
  9. Praefatio
  10. Liber I
  11. Liber I. [Tractatus secundus.] De accide[n]tibus lapidum
  12. Liber [II.] De lapidibus preciosis
  13. Liber II. Tractus secundus. De lapidibus nominatis & eorum virtutibus
  14. Liber II. Tractatus tertius. De lapidibus in quo est de sigillis lapidum, & qualiter est dicendum de sigillis, & q[uam] sunt modisigillorum, & de expertis
  15. Liber III. De mineralibus, in quo determinatur de metallis in communi, quae sit libri intentio & dicendorum ordo
  16. Liber III. Tractatus secundus. De actionibus metallorum
  17. Liber IIII. De metallis in speciali
  18. Liber V. De mediis mineralibus & de omnibus que co[n]veniunt mediis
  19. Index librorum Alberto Magni Mineralibus & rebus metallicis
  20. [Cover]