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FRANCKENBERG, Abraham von (1593--1652)
[Nosce te ipsum. English]
A warning against the deceit of setting up mans reason, as judge in spiritual matters. First written in Latine, and printed 1644. by a German nobleman A.V.F. Then translated into Dutch, and printed at Rotterdam in the year 1674. And now translated into English, and printed by a lover of truth, S. Crisp.
[London]: printed in the year 1677.
[6], 40, '33', 36--37, [1] p. ; 13.4 cm. (8º)

'A.V.F.' = Abraham von Franckenberg, a German mystical writer. Translation of: Nosce Teipsum. Das ist: Gründliche Durchsuchung und eigentliche Nachforschung/ wie der Mensch ... sich selbst erkennen lernen solle ..., first published in Frankfurt, 1675. Another issue (ESTC r10402) has the word 'Latine' in the title spelt 'Latin', and pagination also differs: [6], 41, [1] p. The Soane copy as described in the collation has a variant pagination of sig. G2, with the pages numbered 33, 36, [37? cropped], blank rather than 33--35 as recorded in ESTC. ESTC r474451.

Copy Notes Without the initial blank [A1] described in ESTC. Bound (1) with Isaac Pennington, The ancient principle of truth, 1672 (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on front pastedown 0/0 [formerly 3/0?] and S4.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 4815


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