Astrology rare books
First edition; 4to (19.5 x 13.3 cm); black letter, with some Roman and italic, woodcut headpiece to title, woodcut illustrations, including 4 full-page on *1-2, large woodcut floral and historiated initials and other ornaments, title washed and repaired at head with some loss to ornament, some marginal repairs (not affecting text), minor worming to margins, repaired tears to E3 and H2-3 without loss, lightly washed; early-19th-century brown crushed morocco, arms gilt-stamped to covers within panel triple-ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, slightly rubbed; , 352, , 353-360, pp; collation: A8 B6 C-V8 Aa-Dd8 *2 Ee-Ss8.£80,000
FLUDD, Robert.Utriusque Cosmi Maioris scilicet et Minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica Historia.
First edition; 4 parts in 2 vols, folio (31 x 20 cm); folding engraved chronological table at beginning of volume one, numerous engravings throughout, many full-page, some double-page and folding, engraved title pages to each part, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, a few marginal repairs to volume one, some damp-staining, leaves toned, occasional foxing, some leaves trimmed; later full brown morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to second and third compartments, corners slightly rubbed, all edges red, marbled endpapers, presented in a modern green cloth slipcase; , 206, , 788, ; , 277, 191, pp.£22,500
First edition; small folio (32 x 21 cm); woodcut device to title, woodcut portrait of Taisnier on verso of title and on kk2v, woodcut initials, numerous woodcuts to text of chiromantic hands, physiognomic portraits, astrological charts, and zodiacal emblems, light foxing, leaves browned (as often), occasional light finger-soiling, ink inscription to first blank leaf; 18th-century full calf, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt in compartments, red morocco spine label with gilt lettering, inner dentelles gilt, light wear to boards and extremities, corners slightly rubbed, red edges, marbled endpapers; , 624, pp.£5,000