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The works of that late most excellent philosopher and astronomer, Sir George Wharton, bar. : Collected into one entire volume / By John Gadbury.

Author/Creator:
Wharton, George, Sir, 1617-1681.
Other Title:
Astrological judgment upon His Majesties present march
Bellum Hybernicale: or, Ireland's war astrologically demonstrated
Merlini anglici errata: or, the errors, mistakes, and mis-applications of Mr. Lilly's new ephemeris
Gesta Britannorum: or, a succinct chronology of the action and exploits, battails, sieges, conflicts, and other signal and remarkable passages
Cheiromantia: or, the art of divining by the lines and signatures engraven in the hand of man, by the hand of nature
Publication:
London : Printed by H.H. for J. Leigh, 1683.
Format/Description:
Book
[32], 670, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Subjects:
Astrology -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714 -- Sources.
Booker, John, 1603-1667. Bloody Irish almanack.
Lilly, William, 1602-1681. Merlini Anglici ephemeris -- 1647.
Palmistry -- Early works to 1800.
Contents:
The festivals and fasts of the Jews and Christians.
A discourse of the observation of Easter.
Apostelesma; or, The nativity of the world.
Of the world's revolution.
Of the epochae.
A short discourse of years, months and days.
Of the planetary aspects, &c.
The nature of eclipses, &c.
Of the crises in diseases.
Of the mutations, &c., of empires, kingdoms, &c.
The names, genus and species of comets.
How astrology may be restored; from Morinus.
The cabal of the twelve houses astrological, from Morinus.
An astrological judgement upon His Majesties present march: begun from Oxford, May 7, 1645 (with special t.-p.)
Bellum hybernicale; or, Ireland's war astrologically demonstrated ... The ignorance ... errors ... of John Booker (in his ... A bloody Irish almanack, &c.) discovered (with special t.-p. dated 1647)
Merlini Anglici errata; or, The errors ... of Mr. Lilly's new ephemeris for 1647 (with special t.-p.)
Multiplicatio effectus syderum secreta.
Of the causes of earthquakes.
How the weather is governed.
Poems.
Gesta Britannorum; or, A succinct chronology ... 1600-1667 (with special t.-p)
[Chiromantiæ]: or, The art of divining by the lines ... in the hand of man ... by Jo. Rothman ... Englished by G. Wharton (with special t.-p.)
A brief discourse of the soul of the world.
Notes:
Title page is in red and black, with an engraved frontis. port. of Wharton..
With an initial table of contents, a plate between pp. 514 and 515, and a final errata leaf.
"An astrological judgment upon His Majesties present march"(p. 203); "Bellum Hybernicale: or, Ireland's war astrologically demonstrated"(p. 223); "Merlini anglici errata: or, the errors, mistakes, and mis-applications of Mr. Lilly's new ephemeris"(p. 273); "Gesta Britannorum: or, a succinct chronology of the action and exploits, battails, sieges, conflicts, and other signal and remarkable passages"(p. 417); "Cheiromantia: or, the art of divining by the lines and signatures engraven in the hand of man, by the hand of nature"(p. 515) each have separate title pages dated 1645, 1647, 1647, 1657, and 1652, respectivly; pagination and register are continuous.
Commentary of: Merlini Anglici ephemeris by William Lilly and A bloody Irish almanack by John Booker.
[Cheiromantia] (title transliterated from Greek) is Wharton's translation of Johann Rothmann's Chiromancia.
Variant ed. published the same year with the name of Awnsham Churchill in imprint. Cf. Wing, W1538A.
Local notes:
Imperfect: port. of Wharton wanting.
Penn Chronology:
1683
Cited in:
ESTC R15152
Wing, W1538
Arber's Term cat., I512
Contributor:
Gadbury, John, 1627-1704, ed.
Rothmann, Johann.
OCLC:
6498633
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