Jacob Behmen's Theosophick Philosophy Unfolded. In Divers Considerations and Demonstrations, Shewing the Verity and Utility of the Several Doctrines or Propositions Contained in the Writings of that Divinely Instructed Author. Also, the Principal Treatises of the Said Author Abridged. And Answers Given to the Remainder of the 177 Theosophick Questions, Propounded by the Said Jacob Behmen, Which were Left Unanswered by Him at the Time of His Death. As a Help Towards the Better Understanding the Old and New Testament. Also What Man is With Respect to Time and Eternity. Being an Open Gate to the Greatest Mysteries. With a Short Account of the Life of Jacob Behmen. Jacob. Edward Taylor Boehme.

Jacob Behmen's Theosophick Philosophy Unfolded. In Divers Considerations and Demonstrations, Shewing the Verity and Utility of the Several Doctrines or Propositions Contained in the Writings of that Divinely Instructed Author. Also, the Principal Treatises of the Said Author Abridged. And Answers Given to the Remainder of the 177 Theosophick Questions, Propounded by the Said Jacob Behmen, Which were Left Unanswered by Him at the Time of His Death. As a Help Towards the Better Understanding the Old and New Testament. Also What Man is With Respect to Time and Eternity. Being an Open Gate to the Greatest Mysteries. With a Short Account of the Life of Jacob Behmen.

London: Printed for Tho. Salusbury, 1691. 8vo, [xii], 434, [8] pp, rebound, with an older spine preserved, raised in five bands with gilt-ruled compartments. Lacking the portrait frontispiece. Trimmed a bit tight at upper margin, with the edges of the text block marbled. Some tidemarking throughout, and a small chip missing from lower tip of frontispiece with some minimal loss.

A sound example of the only edition of this early anthology of Boehme's works to be translated into English, 67 years after his death - an important early edition for raising awareness of his work in English. The publisher's preface notes that Taylor was a gentleman living in Dublin and a good protestant, but gives no other biographical details. Taylor's text stresses the prelapsarian androgyny of Adam. Gibbons notes Taylor as being one of the more conservative interpreters of Boehme's thought with regards to gender.

[Wing B 3421; Buddecke 2, 75]. Item #27810

Price: $1,500.00

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