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Place Published: Florence
Publisher: Centro Di
Date Published:
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Original Wraps
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 310660


First Edition. Quarto, original heavy pictorial wrappers, 28,5 x 21,5 cm., 326 pp. illus., index. Published by Centro Di on behalf of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Firenze, and the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Amsterdam. Very mild creases to spine, a near fine copy. This is the first printing, aquired in 1999 at the exhibition in Firenze; the book was reprinted in 2001.


Catalogue focussing on the reception of Hermes Trismegistus from the Renaissance through the seventeenth century, also showing the remarkable extent to which Hermetic ideas had trickled through the medieval period even before the publication of the Corpus Hermeticum, thanks to a wide dissemination of the Latin Asclepius and medieval pseudo-Hermetic works such as Liber XXIV philosophorum. Sebastiano Gentile described the 30 exhibits from the Biblioteca Laurenziano, Carlos Gilly did the same for the 63 exhibits from the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

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