The Secrets and Wonders of Nature, Collected from Various Authors, & Divided into XVII Books. Translated into French, & correct besides the preceding impression according to the Latin translation. Lyons, Thomas Soubron, 1596.
Strong in 8°, full vellum with contemporary flaps, light waterstaining, partly unbroken, partly detached spine, COMPLETE copy, but manipulated, with a faded title page. SEE PHOTOS
Edition adorned with a few figures engraved on wood in the text. This voluminous encyclopaedic work forms a sort of counterpart to the Secrets of Alexis Piedmontais, comprising numerous remedies for illnesses and an infinity of rare occult secrets on magic, witchcraft and demons. Jean-Jacques Wecker (1528-1586), was a professor at the college of Basel, his hometown, before taking up the post of first doctor in Colmar.