1651 - On Natural Magic - Magia Naturalis - Giambattista della Porta
Classic volume on natural magic featuring a range of magical experiments including a very early recipe for recreational psychedelic drug use. Perhaps one of the most popular works on natural magic.
Lugd. Batavorum:: Apud Petrum Leffen,, 1651.. later full calf, neatly rebacked. . Old ink notes cover both pastedowns; tiny bookplate and wax seal opposite the envraved title page; binding rubbed at extremities.. 16mo,. With an added engraved title page, dated 1650; engraved text illustrations. NATURAL MAGICK IN 20 BOOKS, 1664. Latin text, 12mo, approximately 140 x 70 mm, 5½ x 3 inches, engraved frontispiece dated 1664, 20 illustrations in the text of varying sizes, decorated initials in places, pages: , 1-670, [22 pages of index],