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ALBUMASAR. FLORES ASTROLOGIAE. VENICE: JOHANNES BAPTISTA SESSA, [CA. 1503]

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Flores Astrologiae. Venice: Johannes Baptista Sessa, [ca. 1503]
4to (206 x 153 mm).  7 woodcut diagrams and 72 woodcuts of the planets, constellations and signs of the zodiac; some light spotting mostly to margins and minor worming to rear end papers.  Modern limp vellum.

Provenance

Lathrop Harper, cat. 239 no. 45; Helmut Friedlaender (bookplate and sale, Christie's New York, 23 April 2001, lot 129) 

Literature

BMC V, 482 (IA. 24575); BSB-Ink. A-229; CIBN I, p.45; Essling 437; Goff A-358; GW 839; HC 608*; Klebs 37.3

Catalogue Note

The translator, John of Seville, introduced the work of many Arabic astrologers to Western readers. The present work describes "nature of a year (or month or day) as determined by the horoscope of its beginning" (DSB I, 37). 
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