Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Everything from the Last man to Know Everything!

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DSC_0014Kircher’s Physologia, is a tour de force published just after his death, it gathers many of the Experiments which occupied his rapacious life in a quest to ‘Know the world and its secrets” “includes the first recorded experiment in hypnotism in animals”DSC_0015.“on virtually every imaginable aspect of ancient and modern knowledge”,

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632G Kircher, Athanasius( Kestler) . 1602-1680

Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Qua Summa Argumentorum Multitudine & Varietate Naturalium rerum scientia per experimenta Physica, Mathematica, Medica, Chymica, Musica, Magnetica, Mechanica comprobatur atque stabilitur. Quam Ex Vastis Operibus Adm. Revdi. P. Athanasii Kircheri extraxit, & in hunc ordinem per classes redegit

Romæ, Anno M. DC. LXXV. Joannes Stephanus Kestlerus Alsata, Authoris discipulus, & in re litterariâ assecla, & coadjutor. Amsterdam: Ex Officinâ Janssonio-Waesbergiana, 1680 $9,500

Folio, 9.4 x 14.25 in. First and only edition. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Ii4.

There are many illustrations in this book: an extra engraved title page, one hundred and…

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