Cognosce Teipsum

Early 17th century
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About this work


Cognosce Teipsum. Das ist: Vom Erkentnis sein selbst von der Mensch seinen Ursprung, Wandel und Ende erkennen soll beides nach der Natur und nach der Gnaden. Some headings and under-linings in red. A symbolic pen-drawn frontispiece in red and black containing the palindrome 'Sator, Arepo, etc.'. An essay on Man based on Genesis II, 7-the Creation of Man-and written on theosophical principles, the doctrine of Microcosm and Macrocosm, etc. It is perhaps the work of a follower of Paracelsus, who is referred to in the later chapters. [Cf. Sudhoff 'Versuch', Vol. II, pp. 636, 637 for an unpublished MS. 'Super nosce te ipsum'.].


Early 17th century

Physical description

1 volume 6 ll. + 76 ff. + 3 ll. 8vo. 161/2 x 101/2 cm. Unbound, in vellum covers from a 14th cent. Latin MS. containing a portion of the Book of Esther.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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Accession number

  • 55780