Experimentum Theophrasti Paracelsi

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Not printed. One manuscript.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style. Written in the first person, directly addressing the reader.

Relationship to other texts. An instruction to conjure spirits. Relationship to other such texts unclear.

Authenticity, authorship.

Time of writing. Possibly written in the 1600s or 1610s. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Cod. 11266, f. 91v–105r

First printed: not printed before Spunda (1924)

Historical Manuscript Catalogues: von Linden (1788), part 2, 38 n° 32

Modern editions:

  • Magische Unterweisungen des edlen und hochgelehrten Philosophi und Medici Philippi Theophrasti Bombasti von Hohenheim Paracelsus genannt, ed. Franz Spunda (Leipzig, 1924), 22–33 [from Wien, ÖNB, Cod. 11266]
III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 675–677, 797 n° IV/11.

Further bibliographical references:

Peuckert, Pansophie (1956), 474–475.