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Blagrave, Joseph (1610-1682) Blagrave's Introduction to Astrology

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
222
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Blagrave, Joseph (1610-1682) Blagrave's Introduction to Astrology. London: by Tyler & Holt for Obadiah Blagrave, 1682.
Octavo, with engraved portrait frontispiece mounted, lacking the final leaf of the advertisements, otherwise complete, with many astrological symbols and figures in the text, bound in later sheepskin, rebacked, with a new label.
In addition to practical advice on reading the stars, Blagrave also provides information on how to interpret an astrological chart to answer very specific questions, such as: whether an absent family member is still alive; when an expectant mother will deliver her child; whether a person is bewitched; whether cattle are bewitched; the time of one's death, and other important questions.
Estimate $500-700

Collated, final signature may be missing the final leaf.

Keywords

London, Tyler, Astrology, Esotericism, Pseudoscience

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