De Furtivis Literarum Notis

Author Giambattista Porta (Giovanni Battista della Porta, 1538-1615) wrote De Furtivis Literarum Notis, published in 1563. De Furtivis Literarium notis is a five-part poem, often reprinted and considered one of the early masterpieces of cryptography. He also wrote "Magia Naturalis" or "Natural Magick," a work in twenty books which deals mostly with alchemy. Basic Books of New York published an edition of this in 1957. He founded the Academy of the Secrets of Nature (Academia Secretorum Naturae) in Naples.

("The Dunwich Horror")

See also: Giambattista Porta