Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MAGIC -- NAUDÉ, G. Apologie pour les grands hommes soupçonnez de magie. The Hague, A. Vlac, 1653. (24), 649, (1 blank, 22) pp. W. woodcut ornament on ti-p., woodcut headpieces & initials. Cont. overl. vellum w. title in ink. (Former shelfmark on spine, a bit age-browned).

Naude (1600-53) father of French bibliography, physician, librarian to Richelieu and to Mazarin, wrote this defense of great men of the past who were falsely accused of magic. Naude defends, among others, Agrippa, Merlin, Nostradamus, Roger Bacon, Michael Scot, and Paracelsus. Second edition (first ed. Paris, 1625). - Thorndike II, p. 680 note (1st ed.); Graesse IV, 650 (1652 as printing year); Brunet IV, 22 (other eds.); Krivatsy 8266 (id.); Caillet III, 7922-2 (id.).

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