Clavis vel praxis manualis
Clavis aut manuductio in suos libros
Printing History, Manuscripts. First edited in Latin in 1613 by Johannes Rhenanus in his Solis e puteo emergentis […] libri tres. No manuscripts known.
Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.
Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.
Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.
Relationship to other texts.
Authenticity, authorship. According to Rhenanus, Paracelsus wrote this treatise, which he entitled Clavis aut manuductio in suos libros, in favor of a friend who, instead of publishing it, hid it until now. In Sudhoff’s words: “No authenticity can be claimed here whatsoever.”
Time of writing. Possibly written in the 1600s or early 1610s. Further study required.
Manuscripts: no manuscripts known
- 1613 (in: Johannes Rhenanus, Solis e puteo emergentis: sive dissertationis chymiotechnicae libri tres (Frankfurt a.M.: Humm, 1613); VD17 12:160113P; Sudhoff, Bibliographia Paracelsica, 497–499 n° 294)
Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Bibliographia Paracelsica, 498–499, 696 n° 25.