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Natural Magick

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Natural Magick or Magia natvralis libri Viginti (as originally written in Latin) was a book by John Baptista Porta (1535 - 1615) first published in 1558 that dealt with "natural sciences".

Natural Magick
AuthorJohn Baptista Porta
Publication Date1658

First written in 1558 as "four" books, it was expanded to twenty books combined into one volume. It contained information on such works as geology, optics, medicines, poisons, cooking, magnets and its properties, fires, gunpowders, invisible and clandestine writing.


  • 1558 - Original edition
  • 1658 - First English edition
  • 1669 - English edition


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