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    Argoli's Important Astronomical Treatise

    Andrea Argoli. Ptolemaeus Parvus in Genethliacis junctus Arabibus. Lyon: Joseph and Peter Vilort, 1652. First edition. Small quarto. Approximately 9 x 6.5 inches. [viii], 247 pages. Woodcut title-page. Original limp paper boards. Text uncut. Spine torn and chipped with large portions missing, joints torn, hole in cover at lower margin with corresponding damage to lower margin of text to page 27 (not affecting text). Contemporary ink ownership name on title-page and on final leaf, ink date at lower margin of title-page. Good condition.

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    Argoli (1570-1657) taught mathematics at Rome and Padua, published astronomical tables and ephemerides, espoused the thinking of Galileo and Brahe (yet conceived a universe different from either) and based his astrology on the Prutenic tables. For him, individual lives and also elementary bodies are connected causally to celestial bodies and particular times. "Argoli's extensive astronomical ephemerides, based first on the Prutenic Tables (1620-1640) and later on his own tables (1630-1700), which were based on the observations of Tycho Brahe, gave permanence to his reputation..." [DSB]

    Caillet 383. Gardner, Astrologica, 71. Casanatense 126. Graesse I, 194.

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