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Ms. Codex 1689 Principles and practice of judicial astrology
TitlePrinciples and practice of judicial astrology
Other related names
- Rainsford, Charles, 1728-1809, former owner
- Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1689
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9962935733503681
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Incomplete work on judicial astrology that includes a preface by Charles Rainsford. The first part contains several chapters that give a general introduction to the topic including types of astrology (p. 4) and the causes of false predictions (p. 20). The second section is devoted to discussion of the signs of the zodiac, but only includes Aries and then ends in the section discussing Taurus.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (p. i).
Extent186 leaves : 307 x 195 (278 x 162) mm. bound to 314 x 202 mm
FoliationPaper, 186 leaves; [iv], 1-71, [72-368]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
BindingContemporary parchment. Moderate oxidation of ink has obscured some text.
Several diagrams (p. 42, 71) and tables (p. 52, 53, 59) including a diagram with a pen and ink drawing of Aries (p. 61).
- Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.
- Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 601, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.
- Astrology--Early works to 1800
- Occultism--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, English--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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Inside front cover
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Decoration: Table, p. 59
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Decoration: Drawing, Aries, p. 61
Inside back cover
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