Franciscus Allaeus - Astrologiae nova methodus Francisci Allaei arabis christiani - 1654/1655

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Franciscus Allaeus - Astrologiae nova methodus Francisci Allaei arabis christiani - 1654/1655
Astronomie, Livres illustrés, Astrologie - Quantité : 1 - hors-texte collé

Coeval full leather binding, spine with 6 raised bands, faded traces of title, author and friezes in gold, sprayed edges. On the front counter-plate, unidentified 18th-century noble bookplate; last endpaper missing, replaced in its function by the last blank sheet which is part of the text. Part one: 4 unnumbered pages, including the title page with title and woodcut floral frieze; 12 numbered pages; inside, 3 volvelles applied; the first on page 2, trimmed along the upper curved profile and straight on the bottom profile, consisting of 7 parts of which 6 are mobile; on page 8, volvelle trimmed along the circumference consisting of 2 parts of which 1 is mobile; on page 10, volvelle trimmed circularly consisting of 2 parts of which 1 is mobile. Part two: 57-(1b.) numbered pages, including the title page with title and floral frieze; inside, 2 applied volvelles; the first on page 5, trimmed along the circumference and consisting of 2 parts of which 1 is mobile; the second on page 40, trimmed along the circumference and consisting of 4 parts of which 3 are mobile; a few lines underlined in the past on page 47. Part three: 26 numbered pages; 2 final blank pages, without title page and typographic info, as in all copies. Some woodcut typographic friezes and drop caps in the volume. In total, inside, 17 volvelles with 12 mobile parts, composing 5 figures, 3 of which have mobile parts attached by a coeval red thread, two by a coeval engraved paper circle. Collation: e2, A-C2, A-O2, [1], A-F2, G1. Second rare edition, printed in the same year as the first one, of one of the rarest and most famous French treatises on astrology. The first edition was condemned for the astrological predictions it contained and most of the copies were burned. In this second revised edition, the predictions that caused the first edition to be condemned were removed and many pictures suppressed. The five illustrations with volvelles in this edition include predictions relating to Henry IV of France and the arrangement of the sky at the time of creation. The suppressed volvelles of the first edition included predictions of Christianity, Islam, England, France and Spain. See Sotheby's "The first two parts are attributed on their title-pages to a Francisci Alleius and comprise an explication of his 'new method of astrology' and comments and observations on 'the fate of the universe.' The third part is a commentary on the preceding two sections by the Capuchin Yves de Paris, who is presumed to be the true author of the entire work. Expurgated editions, themselves very rare, were printed in Paris in 1654--56 and Rennes in 1658." Copy in good condition, slightly yellowed pages; slight creasing on the pages where the volvelles have been glued; on pages 33-34 of the second part, on the bottom edge, there is a circular defect of about 1 cm due to an oxidized ink stain, followed on p. 35 by a very small stain of the same ink; another raised little stain on p. 49, also on the bottom margin and far from the text; good margins and well-printed text. 1654-1655-1654)

Informations du lot
Objet
Livre
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
Astrologie, Astronomie, Livres illustrés
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Franciscus Allaeus
Titre du livre
Astrologiae nova methodus Francisci Allaei arabis christiani
État
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1654
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus récent
1655
Édition
Édition illustrée
Langue
Latin
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
Rennes - Julian Herbert
Reliure
Cuir
Extras
hors-texte collé
Nombre de pages
95
Dimensions
345×215 mm
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