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Heydon, John (b. 1629) The Harmony of the World, Being a Discourse of God, Heaven, Angels, Stars, Planets, Earth; the miraculous Descen

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3117B
Lot:
88
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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Heydon, John (b. 1629) The Harmony of the World, Being a Discourse of God, Heaven, Angels, Stars, Planets, Earth; the miraculous Descentions and Ascentions of Spirits. London: Printed for Henry Brome, 1662. First and only edition; engraved portrait frontispiece bound opposite the title, woodcut text diagrams; rare, no copies at auction since 1950; five U.S. copies listed in ESTC; bound in later half leather, marbled paper boards, two or three leaves trimmed along fore-edge, touching text, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.

In this rare astrological work, English Neoplatonist occult philosopher and astrologer, Heydon describes the preparation of "Rosie Crucian" medicines.

*8 (frontis, title, *3-8), a-c8, d7 (lacking d8 ?blank), B-R8, S4.
http://estc.bl.uk/R16451
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Henry Brome, Heydon, John Heydon, London, United States

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