Publisher, S.C.M. Press, London, 1st Edition 1946.
Hardback, with D/J bound in the original black cloth covered boards with red titling on the spine and front board, pp. 127
Condition, Very-Good, with the contents being tight & clean and no inscription. The D/J is also very good with some shelf wear, the spine is faded and the spine ends are lightly bumped with some small nicks. It has not been price clipped.
Ramon Lull, or Raymund Lull, or Ramon Llull or Lully, (c1232-1315) was a Spanish theologian and mystic, known as ‘the enlightened doctor’, was born in Palma. In his youth he served as a soldier and led a dissolute life, but from 1266 gave himself up to ascetisism and resolved on a spiritual crusade for the conversion of the Muslims. To this end he produced his ‘Ars Magma‘, In 1291 he went to Tunis to confute and convert the Muslims, but was imprisoned and banished. After visiting Naples, Rome, Majorca, Cyprus and Armenia, he again sailed for Algeria, and was again banished. The Lullists combined religious msysticism with alchemy, but it has been disproved that Lully himself ever dabbled in alchemy. This brief account of his life and work is written by Edgar Allison Peers (1891-1952), who was also known by his pseudonym Bruce Truscot.
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