The New Astrology;

Heydon (C, pseud)

The New Astrology;

or, the art of predicting or foretelling future events, by the aspects, positions, and influences, of the heavenly bodies; Founded on Scripture, Experience, and Reason; The Whole being the Result of many Years intense Study and Labour; now first made familiar and easy to any Person of ordinary Talents. In Two Parts. Part I. contains, An easy Introduction to the Whole of this Celestial Science, teaching how to erect a Figure of the Havens, and to place the Planets and Part of Fortune therein; and directs the Student how to proceed in the Whole of this comprehensive Science. Part II. consists of, The Art of resolving all Sorts of Homry Questions, on any Subject, with Accuracy and Pleasure, and how to give Judgement thereon, viz. Whether the Party enquiring shall have Riches or Poverty, Sickness or Health, Prosperous Voyages or Journies, Friends or Enemies, Wives or Children, Money lent, or due for Goods sold, &c. &c. Any other Questions of Importance are solved by this Science; with Celestial Figures; and many curious Questions answered. By C. Heydon, jun. Astro-Philo. Assisted by a Person of great Professional Abilities.

Description: with a folding engraved frontispiece (trimmed at the top), woodcut horoscopes in text, paper-flaw in D3 with a breach but no loss of text, ?lacking half-title, last page a little dust-soiled, pp. [iii-] xii, 157, [7, errata, Index, ads], 8vo, 20th-century dark blue morocco backed boards, lacking lettering piece, good

Publication Details: Printed for T. Lovewell, 1786

Notes: Scarce: 6 UK copies in the UK in 5 locations in ESTC, and 2 in the US. Spurious though the 'science' may be, there are excellent, minute, descriptions of various 'characters.'

Bibliography: (ESTC T174120)

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Price: £400

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1786

Stock Number: 58858

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