Beaumont Fixed Stars Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology 1814

Beaumont, G., Minister of the Gospel ‘Fixed Stars: Or, an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: the Principles of this Science being plainly laid open, and their absurdity and Wickedness clearly demonstrated. To which is added, Many Anecdotes, Shewing the Folly, and also the Mischievous Tendency, of Fortune-Seeking, Fortune-Telling, and Almanack Predictions. Likewise Some Eminent Testimonies, Both in Prose and in Verse Against Astrology, Fortune-Seeking, Fortune-Telling, &c.’ Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged – Printed by C. Berry[1], Norwich, 1814.

Quarter cloth with paper-covered boards (moderate wear to bottom edges and outer corners). (First leaf slightly marginally chipped at outer edge and upper outer corner; second leaf at upper outer corner only.) [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-144]

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About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing purchased from a British professional antiquarian bookseller in the 2010s.

G. Beaumont’s Fixed Stars was the first of two notable new books arguing against astrology to be published in the early 19th century. The original edition of 1803 ran to only 40 pages, but was vastly expanded for this, the definitive second edition of 1814.