Venice: Centro Di, 2002. First edition. This volume contains articles which are not only based on new research but also provide a point of departure for future studies. They focus on manuscripts and printed works in Bessarion’s library and in other Venetian libraries, on Hermetism in Venice from Francesco Giorgio to Agostino Steuco, on Venetian editions of the Corpus Hermeticum, Greek and Latin manuscripts by Bessarion relating to Hermes Trismegistus; western and oriental texts of Hermes in the Biblioteca Marciana; Hermetism and Paracelsianism; Hermes amongst the Rosicrucians and theosophers; the debate on the authenticity of the Hermetic works; popular magical practices in Venice e and the Italian origin of the masonic ‘Gold-und Rosenkreuzer’ movement. New cloth bound in dust jacket with corners slightly bumped. Item #26834
In 2002 an exhibition organized by the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica and held in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice reflected the influence of Hermes Trismegistus in Europe. The texts attributed to the legendary sage proved a source of inspiration to philosophers, physicians and alchemists. 589 pages; Text in English and Italian.