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    Andrea Argoli. Ptolemaeus Parvuz. In genethliacis junctus Arabibus. Lyon: 1652.

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    Andrea [Andrew] Argoli. Ptolemaeus Parvuz. In genethliacis junctus Arabibus. Lyon: Sumptibus Joseph and Petri Vilort, 1652.  

    First edition. Quarto. )(4, A-P8, Q4. (8), 247 pages. Device on title page and several astrological diagrams. Contemporary limp vellum, handwritten title on spine, old restoration to lower cover. Small marginal repair to title, old signature. Old ink notes on verso of last leaf and few marginal notes, light soiling and foxing, scattered signs of biopredation in the margins, A7-8, Q3-4 with minor repairs, few letters affected. D2-D7 minor paper loss along the lower margins not affecting text, E8 torn corner. Overall a nice copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Argoli (circa 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's) 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. Riccardi I, 51:112 Anche quest'opera appartiene pia all'astrologia che all'astronomia. Houzeau/Lancaster 5204. Pianatanda 1507 (1654 edition) Graesse I, 194. Cantamessa I, 196.



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