1630 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Indagine's CHIROMANCY, PHYSIOGNOMY & ASTROLOGY.
Author: Joannes ab Indagine; Pomponio Gaurico; Guglielmo Gratavoli.
Title : Ioannis ab Indagine introductiones apolesmaticae : in physiognomiam, astrologiam naturalem, complexiones hominum, naturas planetarum. Cum periaxiomatibus de faciebus signorum et canonibus de aegritudinibus hominum: omnia nusquam fere eiusmodi tractata compendio: quibus ob similem materiam accessit Guilielmi Grataroli ... opuscula De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservanda: De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum: De mutatione temporum, eiusque signis perpetuis. Et Pomponii Gaurici ... tractatus De symmetriis, lineamentis & physiognomia, eiusque speciebus, &c.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher : Argentorati (Strasbourg) : Sumptibus haeredum Lazari Zetzneri, 1630.
Size : 6.5 " X 4 ".
Pages: 384 pages.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, foxing and staining - as shown, very small hole on page 219 - as shown, small ink stamp on the title page - as shown, small and light annotation of a previous owner on top of the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated with woodcut ills or diagrams throughout.
Estimate : (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The book: Rare early 17th-century edition of the collected treatises on physiognomy, palmistry and astrology by Johann Rosenbach von Hagen (c. 1467-1537), with additional texts by Gulielmus Gratarolus (1516-1568) and Pomponius Gauricus (1482-1530). First printed in 1522, it was later placed on the Index of Forbidden books: "Presumably the combination of astrology, physiognomy, and chiromancy with humanistic bias and some approach to Protestant partisanship accounted for its long and widespread currency north of the Alps" (Thorndike).
The author: Johannes Indagine (ca.1467-1537), was a 16th-century German astronomer.
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1630 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Indagine's CHIROMANCY, PHYSIOGNOMY & ASTROLOGY. Price List