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Wilhelm Eon Neuheuser
NEUHEUSER, Wilhelm Eon.

NEUHEUSER, Wilhelm Eon.

German prophet.

Biographical references: DBA: I 893, 52. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. WBI.

Coronæ Gemma Nobilissima, 1621

1. German, 1621.
Coronæ | Gemma Nobi- | Lissima. | In Drey Theil getheilt. | Das ist/ | Eine Natürliche/ aus wol vnd viel geübter | Erfahr-ung/aller fürnemsten Edlengesteinen Beschreibung. | Welcherley Naturen ein jeder Edelgestein/ aus der Physica, als Inne= | ren seiner Eigenschaffe vnd Wesen/ mit anderen Gewächssen/ bevor den Me= | tallen vnd Mineralien/ befreundet/ vnd ihnen einverleibt sey: So wol auch/ Wie Er | mit des Himmels/ der Sieben Planeten/ Zwölff Zeichen/ vnd anderer Sternen/ Influss/ seine Färb/ | Tugend vnd Wirckung/ durch wahre Ideam, oder anverleibte Gleichheit/ Oberer vnd | Baderer Naturen habe/ vnd bey dem Menschen vollbringt: Auch wie Er | auff Chymische weise zu der Arzney zu praepariren sey. | Dergleichen Beschreibung vnd Erkantnus vorher niemals an | Tag kommen. Itzund aber/ zu Verständigung aller Warheit/ | Durch | Wilhelm Eo Newhausern/ H.R. Authorn/ | an Tag gegeben. | [ornament] | Gedruckt im Jahr 1621.

3 parts in one volume. 4°: ):(2 A-V4 X2; 84l.; [4], [1]-164 p. Page size: 190 x 150 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso woodcuts.; [1 pg], Explanation.; [1 pg], Contents.; [1]-66, Text part one.; [67], Title page, part two.; [68], Contents.; 69-151, Text part two.; [152], Title page, part three.; [153], Contents.; [154]-164, Text.

Very rare. In this derivative work the author describes the magical properties of various gemstones, treating in the first portion the origin of gems, their general virtues, mythic lore, supposed magical powers, colors, and compositions. The second part in 37 chapters describes individual stones from diamonds onwards, emphasizing magical properties and medical uses. Following Discoidrides the final section describes the manufacturer of medicinal preparations that includes gemstone ingredients and their application to patients. The work is a repetition of older material with little if any new perspectives.

VD17 gives the place of publication as Frankfurt but questions that the author was Neuheuser.

Bibliographical references: Bircher: A-5291. BL [1033.h.10.(4.)]. BM/STC German: p. N-146. CBN: 123, col. 799. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 16. LKG: XVI 201. NUC. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 4735 ["excessively rare"]. VD17: 23:254184H.

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