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Martin Martinez - Astrologia - 1727

Martin Martinez - Astrologia - 1727

"In France this astrological plague has been extinguished, instead in our Spain, in the Palaces and Courts, it influences the Kings in the properties of their subjects: it influences the Sun in the harvests and thunderstorms. Mars will no longer influence duels, Mercury robberies, nor Saturn fraud." From the introduction.

Three discourses on Astrology
First discourse: Astrology is vain and ridiculous by nature. Second discourse: Astrology is false and morally dangerous. Third discourse: Astrology is useless and harmful in politics.
Martín Martínez (Madrid, 1684 - 1734) was a famous Spanish physician and philosopher, as well as one of the most important scientific innovators. He initially adopted eclectic and sceptical positions, which were manifested in his rejection of the galenic system and iatrochemistry, in favour of a practice based on experimentation and clinical observation.

Modern yellow cardboard binding with reproduction of the title page on the front board. Good margins and crisp paper. A beautiful copy. Pp. ¶ 4 A-G4 (B3 is marked B2), cc. [4], pp. 56. Engraved title page with frame. Initials and headpieces. Dedication to Alvaro Bazan, Marquis of Santa Cruz.

Jvicio final de la astrologia en defensa del theatro critico vniversal: dividido en tres discvrsos. Discvrso primero. Qve la astrologia es vana, y ridicula en lo Natural. Discvrso segvndo. Qve la astrologia es falsa, y peligrosa en lo Moral. Discvrso tercero. Qve la astrologia es invtil, y perjudicial en lo Politico. Por el Doctor Don Martin Martinez, Medico Honorario de Familia de sa Magestad, Examinator del Real Proto Medicato, Professor publico de Anatomia, Socio, y segunda vez Presidente de la Regia Sociedad, Medico-Chimica de Sevilla. Dedicado al Señor Marqves de Santa Cruz y de Bayona, &c. mi Señor.
Impresso en Madrid, y por su original (con licencia) en Sevilla, en la imprenta Castellana, y Latina de Diego Lopez de Haro, en calle de Genova [1727].
Martin Martinez [1684-1734].
Feijoo, Benito Jerónimo, 1676-1764.
Rodríguez de Escobar, José

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Esotericism
Author/ Illustrator Martin Martinez
Book Title Astrologia
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1727
Edition 1st Edition
Language Spanish
Original language Yes
Publisher Impresso en Madrid, y por su original (con licencia) en Sevilla, en la imprenta Castellana, y Latina
Binding/ Material Hardback
Extras Limited edition
Number of pages 64
Dimensions 202×153 mm
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