Jacques Gohory, Catalogue of the works of Paracelsus, no date (1566/67) (BP089)

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Author: Anonymous [Jacques Gohory]
Title: Catalogue of the works of Paracelsus
Type: Other Text
Date: no date [1566/67]
Pages: 3
Language: Latin
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Editor: Edited by Julian Paulus
Jacques Gohory, Theophrasti Paracelsi philosophiae et medicinae utriusque universae compendium, Paris: Philippe Gaultier dit Rouillé no date [1567], p. 85-87 [BP089]
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[p. 85] Ph. Theophrasti Paracelsi Bombasti operum quæ ad nostram notitiam peruenerunt.


Libri quatuor de vita longa.

Liber de sanitate & ægritudine.

Liber vii. de gradibus & compositionibus, &c.

Liber de magia.

Libri tres de morbo gallico germanici obscurè scripti.

Liber de podagra.

Libri germanici de duplici medicina.

Liber chirurgiæ maioris.

Liber chirurgiæ minoris.

Libri germanici de imposturis chirurgorum.

Labyrinthus medicorum errantium.

[p. 86] Liber de tartaro, duplici editione ab autore recognitus, cum defensionibus vii.

Archidoxa Parrhisia, alias paragrapha.

Liber de humana generatione.

Prognosticon xxiiii. annorum.

Libellus de Cometa viso in Heluetia anno. 1531.

Liber de peste.

Charta edita Basileæ. anno. 1527. de noua methodo medendi.

Liber de aqua realgaris & mercurii.

Theologica opera nondum publicata.

ad abbatem D[ivi] Galli interquæ:

Diarium supra reuelationum D[ivi] Ioanni.

Opus Paramyrum.


Tractatus philosophiæ ad Athenienses.

Liber ii. de causa & origine morborum.

Item de morbis inuisibilibus.

Plures tractatus de morbo Caduco, de Cholica, de Rabie, de Hydropisi, &c.

Libri de Thermis.

Liber de modo pharmacandi.


In philosophia libri. 230.

In Medicina lib[ri]. 46.

De Republica lib[ri]. 12.

In Mathematicis lib[ri.] 7.

[p. 87] Theophrastia, volumen continens opera 3. diuisa in 66. libros, de rebus abstrusis.

Opus i. Archidoxa.

Opus 2. Parasarchus.

Opus 3. Carboantes.

Leo Svavivs in catalogvm operum Paracelsi.

Ne sit supra fidem tot esse libros à Paracelso conscriptos, vir doctissimus (secundum Terentianum) vndecumque Varro vt à suis Romanis extra inuidiæ aleam eruditissimus togarorum appellatus, scripsit (teste D[ivi] Augustino de ciuitate Dei) quadringentos nonaginta libros neglecto culti verborum: quos Cicero in Academicis paucis perstrinxit. C[aius] Plinius secundus, teste Plinio nepote scripsit de iaculatione equestri lib[rum] i. de vita Pomponii secundi lib[ros] ii. Bellorum Germaniæ. xx. Studiosos. iii. in .vi. volumina ob amplitudinem diuisos. Dubii sermonis viii. historiarum à fine Aufidii Bassi lib[ros] .xxxi. Naturæ historiam lib[ros] xxxvii. opus diffusum multiplex & tam varium quàm ipsa natura.

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The works of Ph. Theophrastus Paracelsus Bombast, which have come to our knowledge.


Four books on long life.

Book on health and illness.

Seven books on degrees and compositions, etc.

Book on magic.

Three books on the obscurely written Germanic syphilis.

Book on gout.

Germanic books on dual medicine.

Greater surgery book.

Smaller surgery book.

Germanic books on the deceits of surgeons.

Labyrinth of erring physicians.

Book on tartar, recognized in two editions by the author, with seven defenses.

Archidoxes of Parrhesia, also known as Paragraphs.

Book on human generation.

Prognostication of 24 years.

Pamphlet on the comet seen in Helvetia in 1531.

Book on the plague.

Charter published in Basel in 1527 on a new method of healing.

Book on red arsenic and mercury.

Unpublished theological works.

To the abbot of D[ivi] Galli, including:

Diary on revelations of D[ivi] Ioanni.

Opus Paramyrum.


Philosophical treatise addressed to the Athenians.

Book II on the cause and origin of diseases.

Also on invisible diseases.

Several treatises on epilepsy, colic, rabies, dropsy, etc.

Books on hot springs.

Book on the mode of pharmacy.

In summary:

230 books in philosophy.

46 books in medicine.

12 books in politics.

7 books in mathematics.

Theophrastia, a volume containing 3 works divided into 66 books on obscure subjects.

Work I: Archidoxa.

Work II: Parasarchus.

Work III: Carboantes.

Leo Svavius in Paracelsus' catalogue of works.

It is not beyond belief that Paracelsus wrote so many books. The very learned man Varro, as Terentianus says, was called "the most learned of those who wear togas" by his fellow Romans, without arousing envy, and he wrote 490 books, disregarding elegance of language, as Augustine testifies in his "City of God". Cicero briefly mentions them in his "Academica". Gaius Plinius Secundus, according to his nephew Pliny, wrote one book on equestrian throwing, two books on the life of Pomponius Secundus, twenty books on the wars in Germany, three books on philosophy, divided into six volumes due to their vastness, eight books of uncertain language, thirty-one books on the history from the end of Aufidius Bassus, and thirty-seven books on natural history - a comprehensive, diverse, and varied work as nature itself.