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Fernando Castrillo
CASTRILLO, Fernando.

CASTRILLO, Fernando.
(1586 - 1667)

(Born: Cadix, Spain, 1586; Died: Ossuna, Spain(?), 21 November 1667) Spanish Jesuit & botanist.

Castrillo [or Hernando Castrillón] was a member of the Campaign of 1602, becoming a professor of theology at the University in Cazorla.

Biographical references: ABE: I 197, 417; 197, 442-443; III 147, 175-176. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Sommervogel, Bibliotheque Compagnie de Jesus, 1890: 2, 855. WBI.

1. Spanish, 1649.
Magia Natural, | O Ciencia De | Filosofia Ocvlta, | Con Nvevas Noticias De | los mas profundos misterios y secretor | del uniuersa visible. | Por El P. Hernando Castrillo, | de la Companñia de Iesvs, natural | de Cadiz. | Primera Parte, | Donde se trata de los secretos que pertenecen a las | partes de la Tierra. | Año [ornament] 1649. | Con Previlegio. | Impresso en Trigueros, por Diego Perez Estupiñan.

4°: 224l.

Very rare. Castrillo, a Jesuit, first wrote this work in 1636. He discusses astrology, physiognomy, and natural magic. He adds a section on earthly questions-the location of the terrestrial paradise, whether there are springs on the highest mountains, herbs, metals, and stones, and other natural phenomena. "It would appear that there is more nature than magic in Castrillo's book ... But he might answer that natural maguc is more concerned with nature than other sciences are" (Thorndike).

Bibliographical references: BL [719.f.14.]. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, 1906: 1, p. 149. Maffei & Rua Figuera, Bibliografía Mineral, 1871-2: no. 437. Picatoste, Biblioteca Científica Española, 1891. Thorndike, History of Magic, 1923-58: 7, p. 333-5.

2. Spanish, 1692 [2nd edition].
[Contained within an ornamental box:] Historia | Y | Magica Natural, | O Ciencia De Filosophia | Ocvlta, Con Nvevas Noticias De | los mas profundos mysterios, secretos del | Vniverso visible, en que se trata de anima- | les, pezes, aves, plantas, flores, yervas, | metales, piedras, aguas, semillas, | Parayso, montes y | Valles. | Por El Padre Hernando Castrillo | de la Compañia de Jesvs, natural de Cadiæ. | Donde Trata De Los Secretos | que pertenecen à las partes dela tierra. | Con Licencia. | [rule] | En Madrid: Por Jvan Garcia Infanzon. Año 1692. | Acosta de Francisco-Sazedon, Mercader de librosi Vendese en sir ca- | sa en la calle de Atocha Junto à la Santissima Teinidad frente | de la casa de los Fucares.

8°: [14], 342, [16] p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [8630.g.14.]. Palau, Manual, 1948-77: no. 48514. Sabin, Dictionary, 1868-1936: no. ?? [pages 104-8 are on America]. Sommervogel, Bibliotheque Compagnie de Jesus, 1890: 2, 855. Thorndike, History of Magic, 1923-58: 7, 334.

3. Spanish, 1723 [3rd edition].
Magia Natural, o Ciencia de filosofia oculta ... Primera parte, donde se trata de los secretos que pertenecen a las partes de la tierra. ... Madrid, Juan Sanz, 1723.

8°: Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

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