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1743 - Roman Astrology - Astronomicon - Manilius

1743 - Roman Astrology - Astronomicon - Manilius


Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius and re-discovered in the Renaissance. The earliest work on astrology that is extensive, comprehensible, and mostly intact, the Astronomica describes celestial phenomena, and, in particular, the zodiac and astrology. An affordablle and lovely volume for those interested in astrology!


Astronomicon ex optimis quas adhuc habemus Editionibus repraesentatum - MANILIUS MARCUS - Cm. 18.5, pp. xxxviii, 199 (1). Vignette on the title page, headers, initial letters and Volpi weapon on the reverse of the last card. Strictly contemporary binding in cart. alla rustica (rustic cut leaves) with passing nerves and titles ms. to the back. Fresh specimen, marginal and in excellent condition. See Brunet III, 1369: "Edition estimée"; Federici 181/6. 

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