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A Table Containing the General Heads of Natural Magick

"Preface To The Reader"

(Transcribed from 1658 English Editon, Printed for Thomas Young and Samual Speed,

at the Three Pigeons, and at the Angel in St Paul's Church-yard.)

Natural Magick

(Magiae naturalis)

BY
John Baptista Porta

(Giambattista della Porta)

(1535-1615)

A NEAPOLITANE:
IN
TWENTY BOOKS
(1584 A.D.)

Wherein are set forth
All the Riches and Delights
Of the
NATURAL SCIENCES


Twenty Books

"Preface To The Reader"


The First Book of Natural Magick

"Of the Causes of Wonderful Things."

"Wherein are searched out the causes of things which produce wonderful effects"


The Second Book of Natural Magick

"Of the Generation of Animals."

"Showing how living creatures of diverse kinds, may be mingled and coupled together, that from them, new and yet profitable kinds of living creatures may be generated."


The Third Book Of Natural Magick

"Of the Production of New Plants."

Which delivers certain precepts of Husbandry, and shows how to intermingle sundry kinds of Plants and how to produce new kinds.


The Fourth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Increasing Household-Stuff."

Which teaches things belonging to house-keeping; How to prepare domestic necessities with a small cost; And how to keep them when they are procured.


The Fifth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Changing Metals."

"Which treateth of Alchemy, showing how metals may be altered and transformed, one into another"


The Sixth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Counterfeiting Glorious Stones."


The Seventh Book Of Natural Magick

"Of the Wonders of the Load-Stone."


The Eighth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Physical Experiments"


The Ninth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Beautifiying Women."


The Tenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Distillation."


The Eleventh Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Perfuming. "

The Twelveth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Artificial Fires."


The Thirteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Tempering Steel. "


The Fourteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Cookery."


The Fifteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Fishing, Fowling, Hunting, etc. "

(Complete)


The Sixteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Invisible Writing."


The Seventeenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Strange Glasses."


The Eighteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Static Experiments."


The Nineteenth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of Pneumatic Experiments."


The Twentyth Book Of Natural Magick

"Of the Chaos. "



Wherein are set forth

All the Riches and Delights

of the 

Natural Sciences



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