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    Important Work on Astrology

    Richard Kirby and John Bishop. The Marrow Of Astrology. In Two Books. Wherein is contained the Natures of the Sines and Planets, with their several Governing Angels, according to their Respective Hierarchies. And the Method of Directions according to the Aegyptians and Chaldeans, with several other useful Examples. Also A Table of Houses, exactly calculated for the Latitude of London, with Tables of the Mundane Aspects, and all that is requisite for the Rectifying and Directing Nativities; according to the true Intent and Meaning of Ptolomy: Wherein is discovered the Errors of most of our Modern Authors: Unto which is added an Appendix, Adapted to the Use and Illustration thereof, in a Nativity exemplified according to the Doctrine of Mundane Aspects. The like never done in English. By John Bishop, student in Astrology and Chymistry. To which is prefix'd a Preface in Commendation of the Author and his Method, by Henry Coley. London: [Joseph Streater] for William Fisher & Richard Mount, 1689-1688. Second edition. Quarto. Two parts in one volume. [a]-b4, B-Q4, [A]-B4, C-D2, E-O4, 2A4 (bound out-of-order), 2B4. [16], 121, [7]; 81, [15], 6, 9-11, 11-12,14-16 pages. With 4 additional leaves of contemporary annotations and charts with "A Table of the Declination for every degree of the Ecliptique." Text genitures. Modern antique-paneled blue morocco; title page repaired at edges with 2 early owner's names, first leaves darkened and stained at edges; soiling; 2A1 and 4 torn on blank lower edge; numerous contemporary annotations; 4 leaves of manuscript astrological notes at the end. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Emmanuel Swedenborg led one of the most remarkable careers in the history of science and philosophy. He mastered natural science and mathematics in his youth, writing some 150 works on scientific subjects. He rigorously sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principles. Gradually his inquiries turned toward philosophical matters and after a profound mystical experience in 1745 he devoted his reasoning almost entirely to the interpretation of religion. De Coelo is Swedenborg's most popular and perhaps greatest book. A record of thirteen years during which Swedenborg was able to explore the astral plane inhabited by the deceased through trance. He describes an orderly heaven in which the transfer of souls is highly organized. The work had profound effects on Blake, Carlyle, Elizabeth Browning, Emerson and many others. As in "Heaven and Hell," published in the same year, in the "New Jerusalem", he writes from direct experience of psychic worlds beyond space and time. While his visions are expressed in the religious terminology of his century, there can be no doubt that Swedenborg was one of the most intrepid travelers into the far reaches of human consciousness. The "Telluribus" describes in detail the planets in the universe and their inhabitants, based on his visionary experiences,. He states that the human race came not from Earth alone, but from countless planets. In these later treatises, Swedenborg gives vivid descriptions of his experiences in the spiritual worlds beyond space and time which he was able to enter by consciously suspending bodily sensations. Despite its bizarre aspects, his theosophical system is characterized by logic and is obviously rooted in his previous concern with the sciences. Swedenborg attempted to explain reality in terms of psychic energy, in which matter, intellect, and spirit emanate from the world soul. Coelo: ESTC N435. Hyde 1002. Lowndes 2553. Caillet 10459.

    Nova: ESTC T135860. Hyde 1210. Lowndes 2553. Rosenthal, Magica, 2842. Ultimo: ESTC t99509. Hyde 1166.ESTC t99509. Caillet 10464. Equo: ESTC n347.Hyde 1313. Telluribus: ESTC T90963. Hyde 956. Graesse VI,I; 533. Lowndes 2553. Caillet 10482.Honeyman 2948.

    De Coelo Et ijus Mirabilis, Et De Inferno Ex Auditis & Visis.
    A-L4, 272 pages.
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    De Nova Hierosolyma Et Ejus Doctrina Coelesti: Ex Auditis e Coelo, Quibus praemittitur aliquid de Novo Coelo & nova Terra. A-T4, U2. 156 pages. [Lacks errata, as usual]
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    De Ultimo Judicio Et De Babylonia Destructa: Ita Quod omnia, quae in Apocalypsi praedivta sunt, hodie impleta sint. Ex Auditis & Visis. A-G4 55,[1] pages.
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    De Equo Albo De Quo In Apocalypsi, Cap: X IX. Et Dein De Verbo & Ejus Sensu Spirituali seu Interno ex Arcanis Coelestibus. A-C4. 23,[1] pages.
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    De Telluribus In Mundo nostro Soilari, Quae vocantur Planetae: Et De Telluribus In Coelo Aasstrifero: Deque ilarum Incolis; tum de Spiritibus & Angelis ibi; Ex Auditis & Visis. A-I4, 72 pages.



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