4°, circa 23 x 17 cm., 4 ff., 108 pp.. Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spine Caillet 9885; Duveen 530; Ferguson II, 323: "Though bearing the imprint of Cologne, the book looks as if it had been printed at London. In his dedication to the Royal Society he (Santanelli) remarks that though the book is small it contains the most hidden things of science and explains them... He wanted the Society to support it with its authority... Haller calls him a disciple of Cornelius Consentinus and Archiater Ragusinus and Gmelin also speaks of him as the physician of Ragusa...". - Rare work by the little known author who published several other works on medical topics. Here he discusses scientific or medical problems as well as occult operations, pharmaceutical recipes, the times, when best to collect herbs etc. The most curious chapters are probably: de modo fermentandi magico - de magnetibus, sive pharmacis magneticis - de mumiis, sive balsamis mumialibus - de sputo et narium mucore - aphorismi particulares, quibus in epilogum tota magia eiusque regulae continentur etc..


- Some browning, little spotting, binding rubbed, upper spine with some damage and older repair, but solid, altogether well preserved.