Title: De secretis mulierum item De virtutibus herbarum lapidum et animalium, 1669
Author: Albertus Magnus; Henricus de Saxonia
Publisher: Amstelodami, apud Henricum and Theod. Boom
Condition: Very Good
A mid 17th century edition of De secretis mulierum, based off of Secreta Mulierum, the medieval manuscript which has been frequently attributed to the famous the famous philosopher, alchemist and kabbalist, Albertus Magnus, though more likely written by Henry of Saxony, who was his disciple.
Otherwise translating to The Secrets of Women, the text draws upon medical theories on sex and reproduction from Hippocratic, Galenic, and Aristotelian, adopting a male scientific view of female nature in the Middle Ages and early modern period from both a medical and philosophical perspective.
Also included is the additional text Herbarum, or the virtues of stones and animals, which focuses on the healthy and curative properties of herbs, animals and stones, along with references to astrology, magic and hermeticism.
One finely bound volume in 16mo, 329+(6)+(1) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear at the boards, with some stress to the joints. There is very little foxing or staining throughout, save for on the title page.