1662 - Agrippa - The Vanity of Arts and Sciences & Female Preeminence
Agrippa's notorius attack on knowledge including chapters on necromancy, goetia and cabala. An important and popular work from the author of the authoritate Three Books on Occult Philosophy. Also included is his work on the on the Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex! A real peice of hermetic history.
Author: AGRIPPAE AB NETTESHEYM, Henrici Cornelii [Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim]
Title: DE INCERTITUDINE & VANITATE omnium Scientiarum & Artium Liber, lectu plane, jucundus & elegans: et De Nobilitate & praecellentia Foeminei Sexus, ejusdemque supra Virilem eminentia Libellus, lectu etiam jucundissimus. Cum adjecto duplice Indice Capitum. [On the vanity of arts book reading them entirely, cheerful and elegant, and the nobility and the excellence of the female sex, and its pre-eminence over Virilem book, reading is delightful.]
Description: 12mo. (approx. 14 x 7.5cm) 17th c. full calf with raised bands and decorative gilt to spine. All edges speckled in red. TEXT IN LATIN. , 550pp. Faint ink name and small ink line to ffep. Pencil notes to front pastedown. Ffep partially detached, rfep neatly detached (and not present). Occasional light foxing. Heavy browning to a few pages. Some small amount of loss to top of spine which is generally rather rubbed and worn. Light wear and rubbing to edges. Overall a Good, Sound Copy.