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Johann Plattner
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 Posted: Sat Jan 3rd, 2009 01:48 pm
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Right now I'm reading in the (anonymous) preface of the reprint of the 1723 edition of Die goldene Kette Homers  from A. J. Kirchweger, published by Wendelholm in 1972, the following statement:

(...) there notwithstanding exists  another book from the same Kirchweger entitled Microscopium Basilii Valentini, Berlin 1790, within that he refers more than a dozen times to his Aurea Catena and likewise to his third writing Ars Senum seu Pandora redux. The latter, however, had remained completely unknown to all hermetic literary critics.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2009 08:36 am
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Seems a complete mystery. Are you in contact with Daniel Hornfisher? If anyone is likely to have seen a copy then it is him.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2009 09:50 am
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D. Hornfisher might be a good candidate for supporting this kind of research.

There are a couple of other well known authors who made mention of another work within their already published works but never appeared to the public.

Some additional names:

Edward Bolnest

Blaise de Vigenere

Edmund Dickinson

 

 

 

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2009 03:12 pm
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It might be an idea to compile a list of such "mystery books". As more databases become available on-line it should be easier to track them down and acquire scans.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2009 05:59 pm
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Paul Ferguson wrote: It might be an idea to compile a list of such "mystery books". As more databases become available on-line it should be easier to track them down and acquire scans.
  • A. J. Kirchweger - Ars Senum seu Pandora redux
  • Edward Bolnest - Fontina Salutis
  • Blaise de Vigenere - Traité de l'or et de la verre (Abhandlung vom Golde und Glase)
  • Edmund Dickinson - Parabola philosophica seu Iter philareti ad montem mercurii




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Johann Plattner wrote:
Paul Ferguson wrote: It might be an idea to compile a list of such "mystery books". As more databases become available on-line it should be easier to track them down and acquire scans.Blaise de Vigenere - Traité du or et du verre (Abhandlung vom Golde und Glase)




This is not awfully good French - surely "Traité de l'or et du verre"?

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Paul Ferguson wrote:
This is not awfully good French - surely "Traité de l'or et de la verre"?
Much, much better, indeed ! I hope you allow to place your corrected translation to the right place ...

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2009 11:35 pm
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No sorry, you were half-right and I was half-wrong - see my correction!!!

Think I'll stick to Latin...

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