Item #5147 The Astrologer's Guide. Anima Astrologiae; or, a Guide for Astrologers. Wm. C. Eldon Serjeant, Guido Bonatus, Gerolamo Cardano, William Lilly.
The Astrologer's Guide. Anima Astrologiae; or, a Guide for Astrologers

The Astrologer's Guide. Anima Astrologiae; or, a Guide for Astrologers

London: George Redway, 1886. First edition. 8vo, 22.5 x 14cm, [v], xxiv, 104pp, plus fold out chart and 38, [2]pp catalogue at rear. Recased in recent brown cloth, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Near fine with preliminaries toned, coat of arms stamp to title, else clean and complete internally.

The final work from William Lilly, Anima Astrologiae, which was originally published in 1675, is reprinted here some 200 years later with notes and a preface by William C. Eldon Serjeant, giving a good idea of the lasting appeal and influence of the great English astrologer. The work is the translations of portions of the 146 Considerations by Guido Bonatus (and translated by Henry Coley, with Lilly as the editor) and seven chapters by Jérôme Cardan, which deal mainly with horary astrology and natal charts.

The edition is quite scarce in the trade. Worldcat locates six possible holdings.


Gardner 687.
. Item #5147

Price: $150.00