Astrolearn Vintage Astrology CD3:

Claude Dariot and William Lilly

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Contents of CD 3:

This particular CD contains the scans of four original antiquarian volumes from Astrolearn’s private collection, as detailed below:

  • Dariot, Claude; tr. W., F. (= Withers, Fabian) ‘A Brief and most easie Introduction to the Astrological Iudgement of the Starres. Whereby the diligent Reader with easie laboure may give a certen, true, and determinate Iudgement to any Question demanded, upon the naturall causes thereof. Written by the most famous Phisition Claudius Dariot: and translated by F. W. gent. And lately renued, and in some places augmented and amended by G. C. Gentl. Whereunto is annexed a most necessarie Table for the finding out of the Planetarie and unequall houre, under the Latitutde of 52 Gr. 30 Mi. exactly calculated by the sayde F. W.[1] Printed by Thomas Purfoot, London, 1598; bound (as issued) with G. C.[2] ‘A Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke, or briefe Introduction to Phisicke, by Iudiciall Astronomy. Intreating very exactly and compendiously of the Natures and Qualities of all disaeases incident to humane bodyes by the naturall influence of the Caelestiall motions. Never before handled in this our Native language, written by G. C. gent. Practicioner in Phisicke. Whereunto is added a most ready and perfect Table, of the Planetarie and unequall howers under the Latitude of 51 deg. 43 mi. which is the true meridian of this most famous Citie of London, exactly calculated by the sayde G. C.’ Printed by Thomas Purfoot, London, 1598. Vellum (heavily chipped and torn at rear cover; slightly chipped at front cover and top of spine). Dariot: [1 leaf] + [3] + [134] + [leaf of volvelle cut-outs][3] +[11] + [2]. G. C.: [1 leaf] + [66][4] + [2]
  • Lilly, William, Student in Astrology ‘Christian Astrology Modestly Treated of in three Books. The first containing the use of an Ephemeris, the erecting of a Scheam of Heaven; nature of the twelve Signs of the Zodiack, of the Planets; with a most easie Introduction to the whole Art of Astrology. The second, by a most Methodicall way, Instructeth the Student how to Judge or Resolve all manner of Questions contingent unto Man, viz. of Health, Sicknesse, Riches, Marriage, Preferment, Journies, &c. Severall Questions inserted and Judged. The third, containes an exact Method, whereby to Judge upon Nativities; severall wayes how to rectifie them; How to judge the generall fate of the Native by the twelve Houses of Heaven, according to the naturall influence of the Stars; How his particular and Annuall Accidents, by the Art of Direction, and its exact measure of Time by Profections, Revolutions, Transits. A Nativity Judged by the Method preceding’ Printed for Tho. Brudenell for John Partridge and Humph. Blunden, in Black-friers at the Gate going into Carter-lane, and in Corhil, London, 1647. Early manuscript geniture dated 1680 glued to front paste-down. Early manuscript notes to front endpapers. Leather. With one (of two) original brass clasps still present. Frontis. + [1 leaf] + [43] + [7][5] + [pp. 25-86] + [p. 17] + [pp. 88-93] + [p. 95] + [p. 94] + [pp. 96-103] + [p. 66 (2)] + [pp. 105-130] + [p. 113 (2)] + [pp. 132-169] + [pp. 174-175] + [pp. 172-173] + [pp. 170-171] + [pp. 176-200] + [2 pages with page numbers cut out] + [pp. 203-224] + [p. 229 (1)] + [pp. 226-245] + [p. 244 (2)] + [pp. 247-277] + [p. 279] + [p. 29 (2)] + [p. 280-314] + [p. 215 (2)] + [pp. 316-317] + [p. 218 (2)] + [p. 319-420] + [p. 412(2)] + [pp. 422-429] + [p. 431] + [p. 430] + [pp. 432-468] + [p. 473] + [pp. 470-472] + [9] + [pp. 482-486] + [1 leaf] + [1] + [pp. 490-1] + [8] + [pp. 500-508] + [1] + [pp. 510-525 (1)] + [p. 525 (2)] + [pp. 527-45] + [pp. 538 (2) – 539 (2)] + [pp. 548-9] + [pp. 542 (2) – 543 (2)] + [pp. 552-559] + [p. 561 (1)] + [pp. 561 (2)-574] + [p. 755 (1)] + [pp. 576-582] + [p. 783] + [pp. 584-586] + [p. 787 (1)] + [pp. 588-695] + [p. 296 (2)] + [p. 697-710] + [1] + [p. 712] + [1] + [pp. 714-716] + [1] + [pp. 718-721] + [1] + [pp. 723-764] + [16] + [pp. 781 (1) – 789] + [pp. 780-781 (2)] + [pp. 792-793] + [p. 795] + [p. 794] + [pp. 796-832] + [22]
  • Lilly, William, Student in Astrology ‘Anima Astrologiae: Or, A Guide for Astrologers. Being The considerations of the Famous Guido Bonatus Faithfully rendred into English. As also The Choicest Aphorisms of Cardans Seaven Segments, Translated, and methodically digested under their proper Heads. With a New Table of the fixed Stars, rectified for several years to come, and divers other necessary Illustrations. A Work most useful and necessary for all Students, and recommended as such to the Sons of Art’ Printed for B. Harris at the Stationers Arms in Sweethings Rents near the Royal-Exchange, London, 1676. Quarter-leather (worn at extremities of spine) with cloth-covered boards. (Lacks portrait frontis..Two main central parts of page block are detached from the binding and from each other: needs repair). [6] + [folding table of fixed stars] + [2] + 118 + 53 + [10]
  • [Lilly, William] ‘Mr. Lilly’s History of his Life and Times: Written by Himself. Published from the Original Manuscript, reposited in the Ashmolean Musaeum at Oxford. To which is subjoined, The True History of King James I. and King Charles I. by Mr. Lilly[6]‘ [Second overall but first combined edition] – Printed for E. Curll, over-against Catherine-street in the Strand; J. Pemberton, in Fleet-street; and W. Taylor, in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1721. Leather boards (heavily worn at corners and edges, with leather peeling from boards in places) rebacked with cloth spine. (Lower half of rear hinge internally split.) Lilly’s History: (Leaf comprising pp. 27-8 slightly damaged by a small burn hole, affecting parts of several lines of text.) [1 leaf] + [2] + 116 pp. Several Observations: vii + 108 pp


[1] The main title page continues with a notice of the G. C. treatise to follow: ‘Also hereunto is added a brief Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke…’ (the remainder takes almost exactly the same form as the separate title page for the G. C. treatise

[2] The identity of this author is not known. He is represented perplexingly as “Buxtorfius, Joannes Ludovicus” in the Arhat Bibliography (in the Association for the Retrieval of Historical Astrological Texts Journal No. 1)

[3] This leaf is supposed to have been cut out and its parts fitted to two volvelle diagrams earlier in the book, but this has not yet been done; and in view of the antique age of the book probably now never will be

[4] Of 68: lacks leaf A2 ‘To the Reader’ with diagram ‘On the Anatomie of Man’s Body’ to the reverse; following the 66 (of 68) pages, a fold-out table of ‘planetary howers’ is also missing from this copy.

[5] A duplication of the previous four leaves; should not be present

[6] With separate subtitle page to main p. 1 of the second part: ‘Several Observations Upon the Life and Death of Charles Late King of England’. It is possible though unclear that a fuller title page may be missing prior to the prefatory pages to the second part of the volume. The running header is ‘Observations on the LIfe and Death of King Charles’, and there is notably no mention of King James in either header or subtitle despite the promise in the overall title page for the volume.

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