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Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680)
ARS MAGNA SCIENDI, IN XII LIBROS DIGESTA, QUA NOVA & UNIVERSALI METHODO PER ARTIFICIOSUM COMBINATIONUM CONTEXUM DE OMNI RE PROPOSITA PLURIMIS & PROPE INFINITIS RATIONIBUS DISPUTARII, OMNIUMQUE SUMMARIA QUÆDAM COGNITO COMPARARI POTEST. AMSTERDAM: JOHANNES JANSSONIUS VAN WAESBERGE AND ELIZAEUS WEYERSTRATEN, 1669
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680)
ARS MAGNA SCIENDI, IN XII LIBROS DIGESTA, QUA NOVA & UNIVERSALI METHODO PER ARTIFICIOSUM COMBINATIONUM CONTEXUM DE OMNI RE PROPOSITA PLURIMIS & PROPE INFINITIS RATIONIBUS DISPUTARII, OMNIUMQUE SUMMARIA QUÆDAM COGNITO COMPARARI POTEST. AMSTERDAM: JOHANNES JANSSONIUS VAN WAESBERGE AND ELIZAEUS WEYERSTRATEN, 1669
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680)
ARS MAGNA SCIENDI, IN XII LIBROS DIGESTA, QUA NOVA & UNIVERSALI METHODO PER ARTIFICIOSUM COMBINATIONUM CONTEXUM DE OMNI RE PROPOSITA PLURIMIS & PROPE INFINITIS RATIONIBUS DISPUTARII, OMNIUMQUE SUMMARIA QUÆDAM COGNITO COMPARARI POTEST. AMSTERDAM: JOHANNES JANSSONIUS VAN WAESBERGE AND ELIZAEUS WEYERSTRATEN, 1669
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes bound in one, folio (370 x 235mm.), engraved additional titles, engraved portrait of the dedicatee, engraved plate of the tree of philosophy, engraved diagrams (in the text, 2 inserted), 5 folding tables, contemporary vellum, yapp edges, modern folding cloth box, some spotting and browning
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Provenance

Cistercian monastery of Velehrad (Moravia), title page inscribed: "Pro M[o]n[aste]rio Wellehradensi Procuravit P. Martinus Hrabowskÿ ibidem Professus", with his initials P.M.H.P.W. stamped on upper cover; Prince of Liechtenstein, armorial bookplate; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1983

Literature

Tomash & Williams K46; Dünnhaupt p.2344 no. 23; Merrill 22; STCN 844196347

Catalogue Note

Kircher’s attempt at a universal language to describe and categorise all language in a universal system.

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