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 I 713J Raymund  Lull Ars brevis illuminati doctoris magistri Raymundi Lull : Quae est ad omnes scientias pauco & brevi tempore assequendas introductorium & brevis via, una cum figuris illi materiae deservientibus, necnon & illius scientiae approbatione ; In cuius castigatione attendat lector quàm castigatissimè Magister Bernardus de lavinheta artis illius fidissimus interpres insudarit.
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Opusculum Raymundinum de auditu kabbalistico siue ad omnes scientias introductorium. Incipit libellus de kabbalistico auditu in via Raymundi Lullii. 
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Articuli fidei sacrosanctæ ac salutiferæ legis Christianæ cum eorundem perpulchra introductione. Quos (cæteras leges omnes improbando) illuminatus doctor magister Raymundus Lullius rationibus necessariis demonstratiuè probat.

{all three} Parisiis: Ægidium Gorbinum, sub insigni spei, è regione Collegij Cameracensis, 1578.       $9,500

Sextodecimo. 15 x 7.5 cm. ad I Signatures : A-F8.  Six plates hors-texte, including one folding (TABVLA GENERALIS), and including a three part Vovelle ad II signatures A-K⁸ five leaves Hors-texte including Vovelle ad III Signatures A-H8,I2,  Third edition of each appearing first in 1518 and then in 1538. This copy is bound in a very nice 18th century full calf binding with gilt spine. The pages are all crisp and clean and strong. In her Art of Memory Frances Yates warns us “Lullists litertature written by his followers, the extereme complexity of Lullism, makes it impossible as yet to reach very definite conclusions about what is undoubtedly a strand of major importance in the European tradition” .The influence of Lull on the Renaissance Art of memory is as different from that of the Classical tradition art is as it too is different from Renaissance Art.  But this contrast can be identified and explained if not completely understood (by me at least). These three books give us plenty of examples of the process.  This process begins with a nonplatonic structure, and expands from there. The ARS BREVIS consists of 13 parts, presenting  the alphabet, Figures, principles ,rules, A table, an evacuation of the third part, the multiplication of the forth part, the mixing of the principles and the rules, the introduction of subjects, the application of the Art, the questions, Familiarization, and finally the Way to teach these!The KABBALISTICO while the attribution to Lull remains under scrutiny, it hardly effects the importance of the text which is referred to by Bruno, Kircher, and even Leibniz. This book expands the utility of the mechanical logic brought about by the visualization of the diagrams, and reptation of figures into a meditative memory .In Lull & Bruno Collected Essays by Frances Yates there is extended explanations of how the mechanic/mnemonical interactions which so influenced Kircher work.In Articuli fidei sacrosanctæ Lull expands on the role of logic/faith . Ars Brevis: BM STC French, 1470-1600, S. 292; BC Marès I 330; BLC 202, 368; CGBNP 101, 835; Palau 143708; Palau, 14370-14384; Duveen, p. 370.Rogent;-Duran 121Opuscula: Palau 143.864; Duveen 370; Caillet 6846; E. Rogent & E. Duràn, Bibl. de les impressions lul-lianes, (Barcelona, 1927), no 120; C. Ottaviano, Lull’s L’ars compendiosa, (1930) p. 97, no. 17 (under “E Écrits apocryphes.”).  All three titles: Marque au titre (Renouard 


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