1672 Scarce Latin Vellum Book - Indagine's CHIROMANCY, PHYSIOGNOMY & ASTROLOGY.
Author: Iohannes ab Indagine; Guglielmo Grataroli; Pomponio Gaurico; Paulli, Simon.
Title: Introductiones apotelesmaticae in physiognomiam, astrologiam naturalem, complexiones hominum, naturas planetarum. Cum periaxiomatibus de faciebus signorum ... quibus ... accessit Gulielmi Grataroli ... opuscula De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservanda; De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum; De mutatione temporum ... et Pomponii Gaurici ... tractatus De symmetriis, lineamentis & physiognomia, ejusque speciebus, etc.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Augusta Trebocorum : Sumptibus Simonis Paulli, bibliop. Argent., 1672.
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, general browning of pages - as shown, some foxing and staining - as shown, nice ex-libris of Enrico Gaetani on first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the illustrated hand woodcut illustrations and astrological diagrams.
Estimate : (USD 850 - USD 1000)
The book: Scarce 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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