“The most noble science of Astrology is an art as useful as ’tis innocent, it teaches how to judge of futurity, by the motion and influence of the Heavenly Bodies.”
BALL, Richard. [Astrology Improv’d: Or, A Compendium of the whole Art of that most Noble Science].
v-viii, , 303,  pp.
[SECOND EDITION]. (Lacking title page and first few leaves of text, text begins on page ‘v’ of the preface (small clear tape repair to edge of pp: v), pages lightly soiled, occasional spotting and staining, occasional closed tearing). Dis-bound (lacking original boards and endpapers), but presented in later green cloth over boards which wraps around the book, and although it has at some stage been attached, it isn’t now. 12mo. [ Printed by G. Parker, for A Bettesworth, London, 1723].
Provenance: Early inscriptions, including inscription dated 1760. Later endpapers (c.early 19th century) created from what appears to be an inventory (in manuscript)
of personal possessions.
Incredibly rare, early astrology book.
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