Das aller edlest vn[d] bewertest Regiment der gesundtheit : auch von allen verporgnen künsten unnd Künigklichen Regimenten Aristotelis, das er dem grossmechtige[n] Künig Alexandro zů geschriben hat / auss arabischer Sprach durch Mayster Philipsen, dem Bischoff von Valentia ... ; in das latein verwandelt Nachmals auss dem latein in das Teutsch gebracht bey Doctor Johann Lorchner zů Spalt ... nach seinem Tod geschriben gefunde[n] zů Auffenthaltung vnd Fristung in Gesundheit menschlichem Leben zů Gůt ; durch Johann Besolt in Truck verordnet.

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Gedruckt zů Augspurg : Durch Heynrich Stayner, am 28 decembris des MDXXX jars [28 Dec. 1530]
[4], XLVI leaves : ill. ; 20 cm (4to)


  • "Secretum secretorum" has been spuriously attributed to Aristotle. Work is a medieval treatise taking the form of a pseudoepigraphical letter supposedly from Aristotle to Alexander the Great during his campaigns in Persia. First Latin translation was issued in 12th century based on a 10th century Arabic encyclopedic treatise called "Kitab sirr al-asrar" discussing a wide range of topics, including statecraft, ethics, physiognomy, astrology, alchemy, magic and medicine.
  • Signatures: A-M⁴ N².
  • Translated from Latin into German by Johann Lorchner.
  • Edited by Besolt.
  • Leaves printed on both sides.
  • Woodcut on title page depicts two men presenting a book to the king. Verso of leaf A1 has full-page woodcut of Alexander the Great standing in armor with coat of arms entitled: Co[n]trafectura Alexa[n]dri Magni.
  • Princeton copy 1 has contemporary annotations on title page.
Binding note
Princeton copy 1 bound in modern half vellum with label on spine.
  • VD16 A3627
  • Simon, A.L. Bib. bacchica, II, 415
  • Index Aureliensis 107.911
  • Riley, L. Aristotle texts and commentaries in Univ. of Pennsylvania Libraries, 237
Place name(s)
Germany Augsburg.
Other title(s)
  • Regiment der Gesundtheit
  • Aller edlest und bewertest Regiment der gesundtheit
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