Böhme, Jakob. 1575-1624. The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. London: for M. Richardson & G. Robinson, 1764-1781.

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Böhme, Jakob. 1575-1624.
The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. London: for M. Richardson & G. Robinson, 1764-1781.

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Böhme, Jakob. 1575-1624.
The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. London: for M. Richardson & G. Robinson, 1764-1781.

4 volumes. 4to (295 x 225 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and 26 engraved plates including 3 plates with multi-layered overlays, 2 hand-colored frontispieces, one of which is folding, folding frontis in third volume with additional plate attached. Contemporary paper-backed boards, handwritten paper spine labels. Uncut and occasionally unopened, toned, occasional spots or foxing, plates with folding overlays intact, leaves occasionally sprung, penciled marginalia, fourth volume with text block separated from boards, each volume rebacked preserving original spines, bindings with general wear, spine labels chipped.
Provenance: "I.P. - Spe et labore" (bookplate to spines); John Redman Coxe, M.D., 1773-1864, student of Benjamin Rush (ownership signature to first volume title-page; Isaiah Pillars, 1833-1895, Ohio politician who was in favor of abolishing capital punishment (ownership signatures to each volume); Guy Manning (ownership signatures).

FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN ENGLISH. Includes the intricate multi-layered occult plates in much better condition than usually found. This copy with excellent American provenance.
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Böhme, Jakob. 1575-1624. The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. London: for M. Richardson & G. Robinson, 1764-1781.
Böhme, Jakob. 1575-1624. The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. London: for M. Richardson & G. Robinson, 1764-1781.
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