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Kircher, Ath.
Ars Magna sciendi, in Xii libros digesta, qua nova & universali methodo per Artificiosum Combinationum contextum de omni re proposita plurimis & prope infinitis rationibus disputari, omniumqie summaria quaedam cognitio comparari potest. Ad Augustissimum Rom. Imperatorem Leopoldum Primum, Justem, Pium, Felicem. Tomus Ii. Artis Magnae seu combinatoriae sciendi. estque practicus & Paradigmaticus omnium eorum.
Verlag. Amstelodami, Apud Joannem Janssonium a Waeberge, & viduam Elizei Weyerstraet. 1669. Folio. 2 vols. in 1. W. woodc. vignet on title, wwodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, engr. title to vol. Ii only, 1 engr. plate ['Arbor Philosophica'], 5 printed tables (4 folding, 1 double page), 21 engr. textills. (of which 1 full page), numerous woodcut ills. [Missing: engr. title to vol. I engr. portrait of Leopold I 2 engr. smaller pls.]. Fine contemp. panelled clf. blind and giltst. Spine elaborately gilt, in 7 compartments. (Upper outer hinge splitting over appr. 10 cm. upper and lower compartment a gilttooled armorial device, see annotation.). (Xiv, 1 - 245, I (Blank) Ii, Ii, Ii, 251 - 482, X (index) pp.). (3L3 signed 3M3.). (All edges marbled.). (Some browning and foxed spots.). Merrill, item 22: 'Kircher's elaboration and adaptation of the "combinatoric art" of Ramon Lull. Kircher attempts nothing less than the categorization of all knowledge under the nine ideal attributes or dignities of God. These attributes, he argues, are the superstructure of the universe, the pattern for all creation. Kircher advocates an ambitious scientific method, a type of logic applicable to all branches of learning, a method of finding truth. Much of the book applies to "Combinatoric Art" to a vast variety of disciplines from theology to medicine to logic, rhetoric, and debate. The Ars Magna Sciendi represents the 17th c. search for a universal language that would allow scientists and philosophers to describe and circumscribe all knowledge into a unified system. '.: Dsb vol. Vii, pp. 374 - 3 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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