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De Amuletis

De Amuletis

Exercitatio, de amuletis, aeneis figuris illustrata.

Julius Reichelt was born on 8 June 1637 in the free city of Strasbourg. He died on 19 February 1719. He was an astronomer and professor of mathematics at the University of Strasbourg. He is also the initiator of a Specula Astronomica (astronomical observatory), which will be the first of the three observatories that the city of Strasbourg will own. He entered the University of Strasbourg on 16 October 1644. In 1660, he obtained a doctorate in philosophy, then was appointed professor of mathematics in 1667 and was probably also a former student of Helvetius.

Julius Reichelt was a passionate collector of talismans and amulets. The copper-engraved figures in the original work represent dozens of amulets that he probably gleaned during his many travels. In his book he explains symbolism and magical properties, based on his knowledge of the cabal and astrology.

Reichelt's book details eight plates illustrated with numerous talismans, engraved on copper, in full page. The illustrations include Latin terms as well as Greek and Hebrew. This little pamphlet contains the 8 boards of magic talismans.


| Publisher: Editions du Monolithe | Collection: Magia Salomonis | Author: Julius Reichelt | Pages: 16 | Format: A4 (21 × 29,7 cm) | Publication: 1st English edition: 2019 | Illustrations: Full Page Color Print | Binding: Stapled 2 points | Commentaries: English (+French) | Print: 1st Edition - Limited 100 copy |
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