Lullius, Raymundus, (c.1235-1315)

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Testamentum. Cantilena. Aphorismi, etc. Small pen-drawn diagrams and figures on ff. 5v, 7v, 8v, 10v, 12v, 17v, 40v, 41, 236, 242, 243, 244, 245, 249, 252, 253, 298v, 299, 449-452. Text within red rules. Written in 'caractres de civilie'. Small drawings of alchemical apparatus on ff. 82, 309, 312, 312, 314. tables on ff. 453-455. A foliation in pencil has been added.



Physical description

1 volume 462 ll. (last bl.) folio. 33 1/2 x 22 1/2 cm. original calf binding worn. A general title-page is wanting.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sottheby's, 28/1/1935, Lot 18.

Biographical note

For a discussion of the 'Tesamentum' and other pseudo-Lullian alchemical works, see Thorndike History of Magic and Experimental Science, Vol. IV, Ch,xxxviii.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

From the Library of Julius Kohn.


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  • 68061